5 Mindful Tips for Navigating Holiday Stress

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The holiday season can be very stressful and overwhelming, and sometimes it is hard to find joy and peace over the holidays. We are rushing here and there and everywhere and don’t take the time to slow down and truly enjoy this magical season.

Here are some common stressors and antidotes:

  • Demands on Time – Antidote: Treat yourself!
  • Loneliness During the Holidays – Antidote: Donate your time to help those less fortunate.
  • Expectations of Perfection – Antidote: Reflect on the meaning of the holidays.
  • The Indulge/Guilt Cycle – Antidote: Take time to enjoy all the flavors of the holiday season.
  • Stress and Family Anxiety – Antidote: Engage in gratitude.

“If you can focus your attention on the gifts already in your life, the holidays will likely be far more enjoyable and fulfilling.”

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Some food for thought: “Self-care and pacing are key if you want to stay healthy and actually enjoy the holiday season.”