Avoid Christmas Burnout
The festive season is upon us! And as much as we love the warmth and joy that festivies bring, we also achknowledge the challenges of time of year.
With Christmas in arms' reach, the rush is on for shopping, more house prepping, food prepping, more parties and arrands.
Along with the additonal physical and mental energy required around this time of year, it can also be a particularly emotional time of year, reflecting on those that are no longer with us, navigating difficult family dynamics and feeling the inevitable finacial squeeze.
It is in these times, that we often forget about ourselves, and before long the affects of stress become evident. Often, our sleep gets affected, we suffer from brain fog, our digestion suffers and we become more emotionally volatile - to name just a few effects of stress.
So our little reminder, to make a concerted effort to schedule your selfcare and make it a priority. Don't allow your wellbeing to be the thing that always slips all the way down to the bottom of the list. Because when you are your best self, you're able to handle situions with more ease, your ability to cope with stressors increases and therefore the situtions that materialise around you will be more harmonious and less volatile.
Here are some ideas for avoiding Christmas burnout:
Schedule selfcare - Look through your diary a month in advance and block out time specifically for selfcare.
Then, stick to it! - Make your selfcare a priority. Try to avoid moving selfcare commitments as it will just keep slipping further down your list.
It doesn't have to be fancy - Scheduled selfcare doesn;t necessary mean spending money. Whilst it can be great to schedule: a massage, or facial or manicure or chiropractic appointment, you can also schedule for things like: going to a walk, taking a nap, meditation, taking a long bath and so on.
Don't be a marter - Accept help when it's offered and ask for help when you need it. It's pointless trying to do it all alone. Delegate. Then leave them to it. Micromanaging only adds to your stress and then you may as well do the job yourself.
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