How to Avoid Holiday Burnout
Updated: Dec 17, 2021
If you're feeling like this☝🏻- then keep reading.
It's a magical time of year.
Full of lights, decorations, warm cozy nights and fun social gatherings, the holiday are a time to be thankful and giving. With so much already on our plate, we are endlessly running. Completing one task after the next- add Christmas and it is the icing to the cake.
We end up feeling stressed, annoyed, irritated, short tempered and just drained. How can we emotionally be there when were torn in all different directions?
Here are some tips to keep you feeing mellow and reduce feelings of overwhelm so you can enjoy the beauty of the holiday season.
Time Block Your Schedule.
At the beginning of the week, schedule in chunks of time (15minutes- 30 minutes). Do this to 3-4 days of the week. This time is going to be used for overflow. On days where you're finding yourself saying "When am I supposed to do that?", this overflow time will give you the chance. It can also be used for YOU time. Go for a walk, meditate, (eat lunch!), read, breath or just sit quietly. Take the time to recharge so you can finish the rest of your day productive.
2. Don't Skip Meals.
What does this have to do with stress?? Well, when we skip meals we end up with "hanger". This happens because our blood sugars are on a roller coaster (going up, when we eat, then dipping between meals). Make sure you eat clean- protein, complex carbs and healthy fats. This will stabilize blood sugar giving you stable energy to help you get through that "to do" list (or be a pleasant individual at social gatherings).
Adding to this, learn to meal prep! This is major game changer! Not sure how? Send us a message and we can set up a consult to get you started!
3. Learn to Say NO
This year we learned alot about boundaries. In society we compete to be the "busiest" individual. "Omg, I have no time. I'm SO busy!" Well, this is your chance to get un-busy. But wait! I can't do that?! Yes you can. And you start off by saying- NO! Set yourself some healthy boundaries. What are you non negotiables? (things you HAVE TO do everyday to make you feel good- ex: exercise, read, meditate, skin care routine). Put these in your schedule and don't cancel on yourself!
Next, when someone asks you to do something, take a moment to think about it and get back to them. Really decide if you actually have the time or if it is truly important to you. If they're being pushy or making you feel guilty, confidently say "sorry, I have another commitment" or "Unfortunately that doesn't work for me". You'll feel SO much better alleviating extra commitments in your schedule.
Make this holiday season a little more simplified. And enjoy the magic of the holiday season.
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