Tips for Reducing Holiday Stress

Tips for Reducing Holiday Stress

As the lyrics of the classic Christmas carol go, “It’s the hap-happiest season of all!” But for many, the holidays can be a difficult, stressful season.

Here are some quick healthy tips for avoiding holiday stress and making it your happiest season of all!

Keep nutrition in balance.  Be sure to eat ample portions of fresh vegetables and low-fat protein, keep your carbs and sugars low — and always drink plenty of water.

Be nourished. When days get hectic and long, don’t alter your self-care regime. Make sure to take your vitamins and supplements daily.

Get plenty of sleep. With holiday gatherings and late night jaunts to the mall to shop for goodies, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle. Whatever you do, don’t neglect your zzz’s.

Be a gracious receiver. Many people only delight in giving. They are constantly doing for others, never allowing their loved ones a chance to give to them. Saying ‘thank you’ and enjoying what others want to give you – a lovely dinner, a thoughtful gift, a concert or a trip to a museum — can give you a real lift at this time of year.

And limit exposure to toxic people. If there are family members who push your buttons (easy for them – they installed them!), be courteous and loving but keep the visit brief. Meet when and where is comfortable for you.

Is Dr. Charlene Thorburn different from other Chiropractors? Yes! Before studying to be a Doctor of Chiropractic, she was a Registered Nurse (RN). This unique background gives Dr. Thorburn a well-rounded medical outlook and a rare ability to diagnose, treat, and get great results for her patients.

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