However, you don’t have to be a prisoner of stress during the holidays. By following these four simple rules, you can look forward to a Christmas that is enjoyable and restorative.
How to Not Become a Captive of Stress During Christmas
- Remember – the purpose of holidays is rest, rejuvenation, good company and enjoyment. Keep those themes in mind as you make your plans, and spend your days.
- Reflect – by spending some time re-evaluating your life’s purpose. Does the way you spent the past year line up with who you are – or want to be – as a person? What do you want to carry forward or change as you head into the new year?
- Recommit – to knowing and caring for your self in a way that optimizes physical and mental health. You will feel better, and provide a good example for others.
- Reintegrate – make decisions about how to approach the holidays, and beyond, in ways that express your deeper sense of what’s important to the big picture of your life and your core values. Commit to being even more true to yourself in the new year.
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