7 Ways to distress this holiday

Holiday seasons can be a little stressful at times as we try our best to organise events for friends and family but sometimes you really just need to take a break for you!  So here are a few ideas to help you distress this holiday:

1.Follow the 80 / 20 rule

Remember that Easter isn’t really about finding the perfect gift or cooking up the perfect roast, it’s about being together. Good enough is enough so spend 80% of your time on the most important things and don’t worry about the other 20.

2.Make time for yourself

Schedule in some YOU time. It’s easy to get caught up in serving and giving to others so whether is a yoga class, 30mins a day with your favourite book or date with your cuppa, make it non-negotiable and treat yourself.

3.Meditate

10 minutes of quiet reflection in the morning can be the ideal way to start your day calmly and keep your focus when the madness hits! Or use it as a way to help calm your mind just before bedtime and release any tension or energy from the day.

4.Use a journal

If you find yourself needing to blow off steam, use a journal to write your thoughts and feelings down. Writing out your rant is a great way to vent any stressful energy and avoid family blow-ups!

5.Sleep

Our routines tend to go out the window over the festive period, so make sure that you prioritise the zzzzzzs. Whether it’s a little afternoon nap or cheeky lie-in, this will ensure you feel rejuvenated and help reduce the sugar hangover.

6.Get outside

Whilst the weather can be a little unpredictable, being stuck in the house or car all day can be a little constricting. Even just a 10 minute walk outside, breathing in the fresh air and connecting with nature will help you lift your spirits and centre your energy.

7.Keep the social to a minimum

Social media can be distracting and addictive at the best of times so don’t feel guilty about switching it off and making the most of connecting offline with the people close to you.

Hayley Wintermantle

Hayley is an international coach and career catalyst encouraging women who feel unfulfilled in their career to explore more of who they really are and what truly lights them up, so they can carve their own path. Blending her passion for work and travel, she can be found delivering workshops and soaking up new cultures all over the world .

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