stress less holidays

The holidays are a stressful time. So many parties to balance, getting your end of year projects finished off, making sure you have that Insta-worthy holiday gift unboxing, hosting family and trying to relax! It’s a tall order, so it’s no wonder that self care often goes out the window.

Join me this year with a simple plan to help you destress this season and enjoy what it’s actually all about.

The holidays aren’t stressless, but they can be LESS stressful.

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stress less holiday
  1. Define your Top 3 holiday must haves. If you did nothing else this month to celebrate the season, what are your top 3?
  2. Take 2 minutes at the end of your workday to unwind – play your favourite music.
  3. Take a walk during your lunch break. Wrap up warm!
  4. Try a 2 minute meditation (free ones online, free version of Headspace, apps like CALM, etc.)
  5. Turn off social media notifications. Don’t compare your holidays to anyone else.
  6. Move your body in a way that makes you SMILE! Jingle Bell Rock anyone?
  7. Make a hearty, healthy soup for the week. Ultimate comfort food.
  8. Go to bed early and read a book.
  9. Call a friend who you wish you were spending more time with. 
  10. List 10 things that you’re grateful for. Remember what this season is all about.
  11. Create a cozy hygge space in your home. Think chunky blankets, warm, cozy, soft lighting. 
  12. Journal about something that has been bothering you.
  13. Do something nice for a stranger.
  14. Light a festive holiday candle. 
  15. Meal prep for the week ahead. 
  16. Move your body in a joyful way. I know we’ve already had this one. It’s a reminder as this is a week where you can lose focus on relieving stress through movement. 
  17. Register for Stress Less in 90 Days Group Coaching – doors close Jan 4, 2020.
  18. Say no to something that you don’t want to do (think one too many holiday events)
  19. Get fresh air: walk, ice skate, ski, snow shoe, etc. 
  20. Cozy up with your favourite holiday move. I love The Holiday.
  21. Check out holiday lights. Drive around for free or go to a light festival. 
  22. Stretch for 5 minutes. Love the body you’re in. 
  23. Get yourself a gift – it doesn’t have to be expensive.
  24. List 5 things you can  control today.
  25. Acknowledge all that you’ve accomplished this year. You rock.