The holidays are a time to celebrate with family, friends, and colleagues. But if you sometimes feel like you need a break from it all, you’re not alone. According to a new study, more than half of the population needs downtime to recover from stressful social situations. It doesn’t mean that you don’t like being with your friends and family, but all of the interaction can become exhausting and weigh you down. Finding some quiet time for yourself during the holidays can be tricky, but with a little planning it can be done. Follow these 3 tips:
1. Schedule a break. If you are pulled in many different directions during the holidays, schedule time when you can be alone. Set aside a day or even a few hours to do something by yourself quietly.
2. Don’t leave all the cooking, shopping, or decorating until the last minute. You don’t want to add additional stress so try to give yourself enough time.
3. Do something peaceful and relaxing that you enjoy such as a reading a book or getting a massage. Something like this can relieve your stress and will help you prepare for the next holiday gathering.
The holidays should be full of fun, but everyone needs time to recharge. So, plan ahead and find some time to yourself this season. Freedom Home Care understands that the holidays can be a stressful time, especially when you have elderly loved ones to take care of. Let us help and start today by giving us a call!