• Daniel Sherwin

7 Ways You Can Use Your Mornings To Reduce Stress During The Holidays

We are all familiar with the contradiction at the heart of the festive season: it’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most stressful. Presents, events, and visiting relatives all build up to a slightly overwhelming few weeks, no matter how much we enjoy the season. The secret to making it through: Use your mornings more effectively.

Wake Up at Your Usual Time

First of all, don’t be tempted to sleep in during your days off. Going to sleep and waking up at the same time every day is good for our bodies, and it will make it easier for you to transition back to your regular schedule after the holidays. Waking up at your usual time also lets you keep a routine and frees up time to get through your festive to-do list.

Get the Energy to Keep Up with the Kids

Christmas is the most exciting time of year for many kids, which can make their energy levels start to soar uncontrollably. This is especially true once Christmas break starts, which is why it is important for parents to make sure they have the energy to keep up from the second the family wakes up. Step away from the coffee pot and focus on practicing healthy, energy-boosting habits such as exercising, getting enough sleep, and eating well.