- Debbie Baisden
Holiday survival checklist
It’s not just you — a study by Healthline found that when it comes to health and finances, not only do 44% of people think the holidays are “somewhat stressful”...
18% of them classified them as “very stressful”!
The good news?
You can conquer both areas – you just need a roadmap.
Thriving Through the Holidays Checklist
● Make your plans TODAY. If you love last-minute shopping, leave a couple of small things undone, but get all the big things handled ASAP … and make packing or organizing lists if your holidays involve travel or entertaining.
● Make time for movement EVERY DAY, no excuses. This will help you destress, sleep better, and boost your energy, metabolism, and immune system.
● Eat till you’re satisfied (not stuffed!). Decide NOW that this will be your plan of action!
● But still enjoy the “worth it” favorite holiday treats.
● Make time for sleep. A rested body & mind = better mood, less stress, and more vibrant health.
● Go outside for some fresh air and sunshine every day. This is a proven stress-buster!
● Create a fallback plan. I talked about this a few weeks ago but it’s worth bringing up again. Things will go sideways at some point. But when you have a plan, you won’t stress out when it happens.
When you boil your to-do lists down to the actions that really make a difference – and eliminate the things that don’t – it’s amazing how much you can accomplish...
WITHOUT the stress.
This is the same approach I use with my clients. I create a roadmap of the BEST actions that will propel them toward their goals.
Here’s to less stress and more of what really matters!
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