Between the baking, the shopping, the wrapping, the cleaning, the cooking, the entertaining and more, the holiday time can often be rather overwhelming both on our emotional and physical well-being. Holiday stress can come in so many different forms including fatigue, illness, anxiety and more. Many of us have a difficult time learning how to manage holiday stress.
This Christmas, my family traveled from the 23rd until the 27th. The kids were out of routine (sleep, eating etc.), as were hubby and I and while we truly enjoyed visiting with family, our time away definitely did take its toll on all of us in different ways.
For me, I am definitely coming home exhausted as I didn’t get quality sleep nor did I sleep enough. This compiled with everything else caused my body to start to fight back by starting to show symptoms of a cold. BUT, I have a great arsenol of tricks up my sleeve to combat this cold as it WILL NOT bring me down. One of my new favourite products to keep me healthy is MagPop by Orange Naturals.
MagPop is a new magnesium infused effervescent drink (without any added sugar, artificial colours or flavours) that dispenses an ample dose of magnesium glycinate, vitamin C and electrolytes with every serving. All you have to do is add water, watch the fizz and enjoy! It really is quite tasty.
Magnesium is used by every cell in the body, from crafting new proteins to rebuilding bones, relaxing muscles and relaxing the mind, and powering every cell action and 350 enzymatic reactions.
~information provided by the Orange Naturals website
My top tips for how to manage holiday stress:
- Try to limit your holiday sweet tooth. – This doesn’t mean you cannot indulge, but try to keep your sweet intake in check.
- Get an ample amount of sleep, when possible. – This includes going to bed at a similar time to your usual routine as well as waking up at your usual hour. This is definitely an area that I had difficult with this holiday season, but now that I am home, I will be doing my best to get back into my sleep routine to help my body stay healthy.
- Take time for yourself. – Whether you take the time to read a chapter in your favourite book or go to an exercise class, be sure to squeeze in the things that YOU enjoy during the holiday chaos. This will help to balance out your emotional happiness and well-being.
- BREATHE – When you are feeling overwhelmed, stop and take some slow, deep breaths. Breathing is so important. Getting the additional oxygen to your brain helps you regulate your emotions and the act of deep breathing helps to distract you from the moment of overwhelming anger, sadness, etc.
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