Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays

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Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays

The holiday season is already upon us!  Seems like every year the frenzy starts earlier and earlier.   It is a time to create new memories and to bring your family closer together.  Here are a few quick tips to help get you in the right frame of mind.

Make sure you “Get Enough” during the holiday season.  Make sure that you get plenty of sleep, plenty of exercise, and plenty of down time.  It is important to take care of yourself in the hurry and scurry of the holidays.  It makes you feel happier which leads to a more relaxed atmosphere to enjoy time with your family.

Do not over indulge.  Enjoy the great goodies but make sure you sneak in some healthy vegetables in your diet.

Remember your children are watching you and will take their cues from you.  If you are enjoying the holidays, the frenzy, the time with family then chances are your children will as well. Our children mirror our behavior in a lot of ways.  If you are unhappy and stressed out, they likely will be as well.

Plan some activities for children who will be home on school break.  When children get bored that usually leads to   disruption.  They do not have to be expensive outings.  Plan some projects that they can give to relatives as Christmas presents.  Arrange for a holiday movie marathon or engage them in sending out the family holiday cards.

The holidays are a time to spend with the ones you love doing the things you enjoy.  Do not rob yourself of the joy by making it so frenzied you are too stressed out to remember the things you love about spending time with family and friends.

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