Stressing During the Holidays? Try these Stress Management Tips!

Updated: Dec 13, 2021

The holiday season can often bring unwelcome guests: stress and depression.

Holiday stress can affect anyone, even children. There are a lot of expectations around this season. Many people associate the holidays with social gatherings, rituals, and happy memories. These can lead to stress.

In this blog, we will be discussing the causes of holiday stress, and give you tips on how to manage the wide array of demands that this season may bring.

Read more below!

Causes of Holiday Stress

It can be quickly overwhelming to make every meal award-worthy and even wrapped gifts look perfect.

Finding the time to attend every party, or feeling like you haven’t been invited to a lot of parties can also cause stress. When you add the financial implications, travel, and visiting family members, stress can start to pile up.

There’s also a desire to cram in every tradition and event to make sure each day is memorable.

Finally, the holidays can also be a difficult time of the year for people who have lost friends and family members, which can also be a contributing factor to the stress.

Tips For Managing Stress

Plan Ahead

Finding time for all your holiday activities can be tricky. On top of your holiday commitments, there may also be outside factors like the holiday rush and increased traffic in areas that are close to malls.

Creating an action plan can help relieve stress. Write down all the things you need to do, so you can prioritize the things that are most important, to avoid cramming and forgetting about the things that you’re going to do.

Put Yourself First

With such a huge focus driving the holidays, it can be easy to forget to treat or gift yourself.

Set aside time to do the things you enjoy or gift yourself an item that you’d been eyeing for so long!

Keep Your Finances in Check

If you’re worried about your spending and how it may affect you after the holidays are over, be realistic about what you can afford and spend.

Create a budget and stick to it. If you don’t have the ability to spend anything, you can bake or give your time to loved ones instead.

Honor Loved Ones That You Have Lost

It may be difficult to celebrate the holidays if you’ve lost someone who is dear to you.

Spend this holiday season by reflecting on special memories and how you can honor the person by doing something meaningful in their honor.

Indulge in Moderation

Indulge in foods that you may only eat once a year, but don’t forget the importance of healthy eating as well.

A glass of eggnog paired with Christmas Cookies will not hurt your diet, but eating them every day during the holidays might cause you to earn a few pounds or make you feel ill.

The key is to consume foods in moderation for the holiday season.

Don’t be afraid to say “No”

It’s definitely okay to say no, and the more you do it, the easier it gets.

Say yes to attending events that will bring you joy, and say no to obligations that will cause you heartache and disappointment.

This Christmas, always put your happiness first more than anything.

We’ll Help You Plan Ahead for Christmas

To enjoy the festivities of Christmas time, and to avoid stressing about its different demands, It’s always important to plan ahead and put yourself first and do away with the stress and anxiety that the busy season brings.

Sorrento Farms will help you plan ahead, as we’ll let you in an exclusive Christmas Gift Guide to make your holiday shopping smooth and seamless!

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