It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but for many, it can also be the most stressful. It’s time for holiday shopping, schedule-organizing and making travel plans, on top of end-of-the-year tasks at work and planning for 2020. With all there is to do, it’s no surprise if you’re having feelings of dread instead of feelings of joy. Try these calming tips to get through the busy season:
Set aside time for yourself. — If you have children, work in an office and host family for the holidays, it’s likely that you don’t get much time to yourself, away from everyday noise. Setting aside 15 to 30 minutes in the morning as soon as you wake up, during your lunch or before bed may not seem like a lot, but it can give you the space you need to focus on yourself and read a book, meditate or focus on a hobby.
Get some fresh air. — Have you noticed the seasons changing and the leaves falling, or have you been too focused on tasks indoors to “stop and smell the roses.” The benefits of time spent in nature have been widely studied and documented, but we don’t always have the time to go on a hike. Next time you are leaving your house for work in the morning, or stepping out for a lunch break, stop and take a look around, breathing in the fresh air.
Stay organized. — If you can’t mitigate stress with quiet time because you simply have so much to do, the best thing may be to tackle it head on. Sometimes the most soothing way to deal with a busy schedule is to make a list and watch as you cross items off throughout the day.
It’s important for you to slow down and take care of yourself throughout the year, and the team at R2R Marketing is ready to take the stress of all of your marketing needs off of your shoulders. If you’ve got questions or need help for your business, call the experts today at 1-757-482-3492!