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5 Tips To Handle Stress This Festive Season

Take a look at ways to handle the stress that comes with the festivities and rigorous activities of the Christmas season.

Onyii Amarachi

Onyii Amarachi

Christmas is here again. Of course, with all the partying, hanging out, turning up, planning events, etc. there will be a lot of activities going on so the stress that accompanies all of these can be quite overwhelming.

In order not to break down during or after the festive season, it is paramount that you learn how to manage the situation effectively.

1. Try Not To Overspend

Have a budget. While shopping and making preparations this season, try to have a budget handy, as one of the major stressors of this season is finances.

Some people tend to get carried away during festive seasons and splurge on frivolities and end up regretting at the end of the season.

This can actually give one a bad start to the New Year so spending should be done wisely this season to avoid stories that touch at the beginning of the year.

2. Be Realistic

Know your limit. Tell yourself the truth. Don’t make promises to people you can’t keep and don’t take up financial obligations you know you can’t meet up with.

Give gifts within your financial capacity. Don’t overspend on your kids unnecessarily. Make them understand why you can’t give them everything on their Christmas wish list.

Do the best that you can and promise them better gifts for next Christmas.

3. Watch What You Eat

Your diet plays a huge role in how stressed out you can get this season. Try to eat healthily.

Imbibe healthy foods into your diet this season. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables and water.

Prepare yummy vegetable and fruit salads, and include them in your menus during parties and gatherings this season.

Also, take it easy on your sugar and alcohol consumption.

4. Take Walks

Whenever you feel stressed or overwhelmed, you can take a walk to clear your head a little. Exercise has a way of relieving stress because of the endorphins which are normally released when you engage in physical activities.

5. Have Fun

Who says fun is for only kids. It’s Christmas! It’s a festive period so be in tune with the season. Chill out once in a while and forget about the plenty tasks you have on your To-do list and have fun.

Play games with your family and friends, go out, see a movie, attend an interesting event, picnics, and get-togethers.

Most of all, remember the reason for the season and spread love and happiness.