Holiday stress tips: 5 ways to reduce holiday stress

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5 suggestions for managing holiday stress

Between making your to-do lists, keeping your home clean for visitors, and getting the shopping done for your holiday meal and everyone on your gift list, all while squeezing in your favorite traditions, you can feel it building—holiday stress.

We’ve got some advice to help keep your stress under control and your holidays merry and bright.

Prioritize your to-do lists

During the holidays we want to buy all the things, cook all the things, do all the things and be all the places.

Alas, we only have so much time, energy and money. So, when you’re making your to-do lists, prioritize them as “must do” and “nice to do.”

You must provide sustenance for your guests at your holiday party. It would be nice if you found the time to make your grandma’s classic cookie recipe, beautifully decorated for the season. But your guests will be just as happy with a simpler version or a store-bought substitute.

Getting through your must-dos will be an accomplishment to be proud of. If you’re able to swing a few nice-to-dos at the end, go for it. But don’t let it weigh you down if they don’t get crossed off.

Take a time out

A short break from the hustle and bustle can do wonders to reset your mind and your perspective, so take a few minutes each day to step back from your tasks and do something you really enjoy.

Indulge in your favorite sweet treat, read a magazine with a cup of tea or coffee, sneak away for a quick meditation or take a short walk. You’ll feel refreshed and rejuvenated for the challenges that lie ahead.

The torso of a woman is shown jogging outside while holding weights and wearing a vest for cooler weather.

Don’t forget to exercise

Don’t let your exercise routine fall by the wayside because you’re feeling overwhelmed. Research shows that exercise is a mood booster and a stress reliever.

Get up from your desk and walk around the office or the building. Take a break from hours of wrapping or cooking and get moving.

It’s not just one more thing on your to-do list, it’s putting you in a better position to accomplish all the others.

Be kind to your body

Make time to rest and get proper nutrition. Up late with last minute details? Make sure you have time for a short nap the next day and do your best to get to bed early enough for a full 8 hours of sleep the next night.

And even if you only have time for grab and go meals and snacks, make sure they’re not empty calories. Keep fruit and sliced vegetables handy, as well as nutritious bars, like Nutrilite™ Wellness Bars or XS™ Energy Bars. And don’t forget your vitamins!

These are challenging goals during busy hectic times. But when you’re well rested and your body has healthy fuel, you can take care of all your responsibilities more efficiently and effectively.

A bottle of Nutrilite Stress Relief Probiotic sits on a counter. Melon and a glass of water are seen in the background.

Take care of your gut

You’ve heard of a “gut feeling”? There’s a reason for that. There is a connection between the feelings of occasional stress and your gut. When your gut is happy, your brain is happy. So how do you take care of your gut? Probiotics.

There are trillions of bacteria in our gut—good and bad. And these bacteria can affect the way we feel. The bad bacteria multiply when our bodies are stressed, overpowering the good bacteria. This causes an imbalance, which not only affects our digestive health but weakens our immune system and can cause some discomfort.

A daily probiotic, like Nutrilite Stress Relief Probiotic, can help keep things in balance. It’s been scientifically formulated to provide natural support for managing occasional stress. It also has a unique non-GMO melon concentrate that is naturally rich in one of the body’s most powerful antioxidant defense systems.†

Learn more

These tips will help you take care of yourself and power through during the holidays so you can make the most of the season.

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