Be sure to fit in some physical activity. Try to stick to your regular exercise schedule if you have one or if you don’t, try to carve out time for a walk around the neighborhood or the mall when you head out for holiday shopping.
Develop a budget. This will reduce your stress heading into the New Year. There are plenty of creative and thoughtful ways to give gifts without breaking the bank.
Establish social priorities. You don’t have to attend every party, host multiple meals or bring complicated dishes to every event you attend.
Try to stick to somewhat of a healthy diet when you are home so you won’t feel so guilty indulging when you are tempted with holiday food and treats. Don’t beat yourself up for eating a few cookies!
Take some time to reflect on the past year and set some attainable goals for the next year. Try to keep this positive and encouraging. We have some much to be grateful for and sometimes lose sight of this. Pat yourself on the back for how hard you work and squeeze your family tight…we are all truly blessed.
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