Five tips for managing holiday stress

The holidays aren’t always the most wonderful time of the year for everyone. Sometimes they bring more stress than joy. Use these tips to help you destress this season and kick off the new year with healthy habits.

Make a to-do list, and check it twice

Keeping track of your responsibilities on a list or in a calendar can help you feel more organized and prepared for what’s to come. Plus, it can be really gratifying to mark things as “done.”

Stick to a budget

Holiday spending can wreak havoc on your finances if you aren’t careful. Spend what you can afford and remember it’s the thought that counts most.

Enjoy things in moderation

Let yourself indulge in your favorite treats and traditional dishes, but don’t let the holidays derail your healthy habits completely. Balance a big brunch with a light dinner or eggnog with a fruit smoothie.

Find time for fitness

Staying active is great for your emotional and physical health all year round. Whether it’s a quick workout or an impromptu snowball fight, find small ways to stay active and get a serotonin boost.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

Holidays are often associated with togetherness, but feelings of isolation and loneliness are at their highest during this time of year. If you need support, the Laborers Health & Wellness team can help you navigate what you’re feeling and set you up with resources.

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