Enjoying the holidays stress free is kind of like an oxymoron. To have a happy holiday that is completely stress-free may seem next to impossible for you but these tips can actually help you do just that.
Laughing is a great way to feel better and to bring in the holiday cheer. Simply gather around with friends and family and tell jokes and stories and love the evening away. If you are in a bad mode, laughing can instantly improve your frantic state of mind.
Drink More Water
Drinking lots of fluid is a very good way to stay hydrated and keep your stress levels at bay. Water has a natural healing effect on the overall body mind spirit and soul. Water can also so wash food particles away that hang out in your mouth for too long, so it is actually a good habit to get into drinking water after every meal.
Eat Less Sugar
Sugar has a way of making us feel completely depleted.
When you eat it you often want more as your body craves more of it. Try to avoid sugar and it will also help you reduce the option of getting cavities.
During the holidays it’s easy to jump ahead and worry about gifts that you will get people. Try not to fall into this anxious state.
An easy way to avoid getting this way is to be in the present moment. Simply embrace the emotions as they happen. Allow yourself to be completely present.
The holidays are time for family and fun and sometimes stress because of money issues. If you’re stressed out about giving gifts for everyone on your list you can be creative with your gift giving ideas. You don’t need a lot of money to give gifts you can be creative and share wonderful gifts from your heart.
Start a New Tradition
Many families have holiday traditions that include picking up Christmas trees together or decorating the house or even watching specific holiday movies. If you can relate than that’s great if you can not, it is the time to make a tradition.
Every year Dr. Andrew Thompson has a tradition where Santa comes and stocks his families stockings with goodies but instead of candy and sweets they get healthy products such as dental floss, flavored toothpaste and sugarfree bubblegum. These creative gifts are wonderful because it helps the family stay grounded and healthy into the new year.
For more health advice visit Dr. Andrew Thompson,at TenderCare Dental, a dentist in Portland Or.
Shannon Kaiser is a wellness writer.