For a lot of people, it’s the holiday time of year. And unfortunately, that can mean stress.
Even if you enjoy the holidays–and not everyone does–things can be pretty hectic. Shopping for gifts, if you observe a holiday that includes gift-giving. Wrapping things. Possibly cooking. Possibly traveling. Spending time with family members you might not see at any other time of year. At the very least, even if you aren’t celebrating anything, you have to contend with traffic, commercials, and far too many shoppers at your favorite stores.
Taking care of yourself is important at any time of year, but for some, during the holidays it’s even more important. So if you’re part of the errand-running, cooking, traveling, present-wrapping throngs, remember to make time to rest. Watch a favorite TV show. Read a favorite book. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. Take a bath if baths are your thing.
Some people focus a lot during the holidays on what they can–or should–do for other people, but they forget to do things for themselves. You’ll enjoy the holidays a lot more if you’re relaxed and well-rested, so be good to yourself.