1. Forget the presents. Focus on being present.
The holidays are full of precious memories, so remind yourself to be in the now. Take a few deep breaths and soak up a special moment by taking a photo with your mind. Life’s too short to let it whirl by in a blur.
2. Delete frantic from your calendar.
The number one rule of the holiday season is not to overbook yourself. Whizzing from one event to the next is not relaxing. How many festive dinners and cocktail parties are realistic? Be selective and know that it’s okay to say no to the rest.
3. Sleep off the grumpies.
Sleep is an absolute must this time of year. Lack of sleep can cause irritability, a short temper, increased appetite, and lowered immunity. Aim for at least 7 hours, and remember that alcohol affects sleep quality, so ease up on the bevvies at all your holiday parties.
4. Sweat instead of fret.
Regular exercise releases endorphins, reduces stress and anxiety, and improves sleep. Head outside for some fresh air and fun’like skating, hiking, touch football, or a snowball fight. Families that play together, stay together.
5. Simplify your holiday entertaining.
Forget complicated. Plan a no-fuss menu and finish it off with delicious Chocolate Sea Salt Cookie Bars. Only 180 calories, it’s a stress-free indulgence that takes a mere 5 minutes to make. For more easy, low-calorie holiday desserts, check out these Slimdulgence Recipes made with Fibre 1 bars.
Following these 5 tips this holiday season will make all the difference in removing that ‘hectic’ feeling we’ve all accepted as normal ‘ because guess what? The holidays aren’t supposed to be about stress and blurry memories, they’re about relaxing, finding time for yourself and spending quality time with your loved ones.