In this episode, I will talk about holiday stress and being overwhelmed during these times. Since the holidays are fast approaching, my jam, I wanted my experience on how to alleviate stress and prevent getting overwhelmed during these times.
Join me in this episode of the Balanced and Free Mom Boss as I share tips on how to make the holidays more enjoyable and meaningful without stressing over it.
Manage your mind and expectations. Pay attention to what you’re thinking when you begin to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or stressed about things. Make an effort to let go of the things that you can’t control and focus more on the things you can.
Know what is important to you. Be aware of what’s important and manage priorities. If you know what’s important it will be easier to plan ahead, set your priorities in order, and say ‘no’ to less important things.
Let go of people-pleasing, it’s one of the biggest reasons why we’re doing things in the holidays that we’re not keen on doing. It’s okay to politely decline an invitation if you really don’t want to go. People-pleasing on the holidays will not do us any favor.
Allow people to have their holiday experience and allow yourself to have yours. Bake goodies, share gifts, give service, because you want to do it. It’s all about being intentional and liking what you do. Do it because that is how you want to enjoy your holiday.
Decide ahead of time. This will significantly cut back on mental and emotional stress. Having a plan on what to do or not do, who to see or not see, which events to participate in will help alleviate all that holiday stress. The less you spend thinking about stuff like these the more it’ll make the holidays meaningful and enjoyable.
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