Navigating Christmas and the summer holidays without losing your sanity!

Navigating Christmas and the summer holidays without losing your sanity!

The holiday season, often synonymous with joy and togetherness, can sometimes feel like a whirlwind of events, especially when kids are at home for the summer. It's easy to find ourselves teetering on the edge of overwhelm. Fear not! Here are some tried-and-true strategies to help you stay firmly grounded in your happy place amid the holiday hustle.

First and foremost, give yourself the gift of saying no to unwanted events. It's perfectly acceptable to decline invitations that might add to your stress or fatigue. Prioritise your mental well-being and choose gatherings that genuinely bring you joy. After all, the holidays should be about creating cherished memories, not about feeling obligated to attend every event on your calendar.

If you have little ones eagerly awaiting Santa, or home off school get out and play in the outdoors every day. Engaging in activities like mini-golf, setting up obstacle courses, trying frisbee golf, or coordinating playdates with fellow parents to burn off excess energy.  Need an idea for a rainy day?  Make homemade ornaments, Christmas cookies or make a scavenger hunt inside.

Consider incorporating 10min me breaks into your routine, especially if you're working right up to Christmas Eve or spending extended time with family. Stepping away from your desk or the bustling holiday environment, even for a few moments, can work wonders in recharging your energy and maintaining a sense of calm amidst the seasonal chaos. Additionally, knowing what’s on the menu for dinner during the busy lead up to Christmas so let meal planning be your secret weapon against last-minute stress.  

Lastly move Remember, the holidays are a time to enjoy, not overwhelm yourself. Embrace these strategies to stay cool, calm, and collected throughout the season.  Looking for ways to move your body through the festive season? Follow me on Instagram or Facebook for weekly exercise tips 🎄✨ #HolidayJoy #StressFreeHolidays #StayCoolCalmCollected

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