December 21, 2018
The smell of fresh Christmas trees, the twinkle of holiday lights, the warmth of fire at your feet next to the fireplace… there is so much to love about the holiday season but with it comes a lot of stress and planning. Stress that makes you want to rip all of your hair out. We get it! We feel that stress!
During the holidays there’s so much going on, especially in our family and we are so busy trying to take care of others that our own health gets put on the back burner. The to do list gets longer and the days shorter, it gets harder and harder to take a moment for yourself. But it’s so important. Slow down and breathe. Take a moment to take care of yourself and prioritize.
Don’t do it. Don’t pull all that beautiful hair out! We got you! We’ve put together a little guide that helps us live a stress free holiday!
We’re big fans of meal prepping. Prepare your meals on the weekends, specifically lunches and dinners. This helps alleviate time in the morning while you’re trying to juggle getting the kids off to school and get those last minute holiday gifts. You’ll feel 100 times less stressed when you have all your meals planned out and don’t have to think about where to get lunch in the middle of the day between all the running around! Promise!
Get Your Greens
Make sure your getting the right nutrition for your body. Definitely get the burger, but make sure there’s some greens on that plate. Getting the right nutrition will give you the energy you need to get through the day and that holiday list.
Make A List
Jot down who you’ll be buying for. What you’ll be getting them. Check it off once you do so. This will help you stay organized and hopefully not forget anyone along the way! Wink Wink…
It’s easy to overlook things during the holiday season and the idea of missing a flight is making us cringe just writing this, but planning ahead will help. Trust us! Whether it’s holiday travel or hosting a holiday dinner, you will feel so much better if you plan it all out ahead of time. It doesn’t hurt to plan for the worst as well, always have a plan B. Look ahead for traffic patterns, maybe drive during the evening or fly out earlier in the day. Think about what everyone else may be doing and just do the exact opposite. Ha!
Ask For Help
It’s easy to think you can do everything yourself but asking for help will make your to do list seem more manageable. Enlist your sister, brother or a friend to help with your shopping list or gift wrapping! We can’t do everything, even though we think we can! We’re the biggest culprits of this! Make it fun! Get all your gals together with a bottle of wine and get it done together!
Practice Self Love
This is something we truly believe in, no matter how stressed we are, no matter how long the to do list is. It’s so important to make sure you are doing things for yourself in addition to others. Take that yoga class. Use that extra time in the morning to meditate. Eat that extra cookie! Don’t feel guilty! Taking the time to care for your mind and body will help you feel more like yourself. It will also allow you to stay present while spending quality time with family and friends.
Welp that’s all folks! Disclaimer we are not experts on dealing with stress, however these are some of the things we practice that help us stay sane during the holidays. Overall make sure you’re enjoying yourself and holidays! It’s stressful no matter what. Embrace the holidays in all it’s stressful glory!
Let us know how if any of these worked for you! We’d love to hear!
Love, The Sisters