Tips For A Stress-Free Holiday Season
North American Precis Syndicate
Exercise can be a great way to improve your mood. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but for
many, the holiday season can also be stressful. From holiday parties and
endless shopping, to travel and family visits, your holiday to-do list can
quickly become overwhelming, and instead of feeling the holiday cheer, you
are wishing for the season to be over.
Before getting overwhelmed, take a step back and remember that the
holidays are a time to enjoy and appreciate everything you have and spend
time with those most important to you.
To help you keep the stress at bay and stay in the holiday spirit, SilverSneakers offers the following tips:
1. Smile More: The simple act
of smiling can help reduce stress and make you happier. Even if it’s
forced, the next time you feel stressed, pause, take
a deep breath and smile.
2. Get Moving: Exercise is a
great way to relieve stress. Take 30 minutes for yourself every day to get up
and move. Not only does exercise give you more energy and improve your mood,
it also gives you a nice break from your holiday to-do list, helping you
focus on life’s biggest gift—your health.
3. Make a List: Sometimes, the
best way to de-stress is to jot down your thoughts on a piece of paper.
Sorting out all that you have in your mind into a to-do or shopping list can
help clear up some head space. Even writing down a few thoughts that are
circling in your mind can help you de-stress.
4. Be a Good Neighbor: Not
everyone has family close by for the holidays and they can often feel lonely
and isolated. Seek out a neighbor or friend for a festive visit, and boost
their health and happiness—and yours—with great company and
5. Have Fun: Don’t forget
to slow down and enjoy yourself! Give yourself permission to forget about all
the tasks at hand and live in the moment. Spending time with friends, family
and loved ones is what the season is all about.
SilverSneakers is the nation’s leading
community fitness program. For more than 25 years, the program has been
helping older adults live their best life by engaging participants in
physical activity, as well as fostering new friendships with a welcoming
member community. To see if you are eligible or to find a class in your area,
On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)