10 Stress-Busting Tips For Moms This Christmas Rush

Posted on Dec 16 2014 - 10:59pm by Lanie

It’s almost a week and Christmas is here. As much as we wanted to think of the fun and the festivities around us, we can’t help to feel the pressure building up inside us, right? When you are a mom or someone who decides majority of your Christmas set-up on December 25, you will definitely know how stressful the holiday season can be. To help you find some peace, be able to recharge and take more tasks without burning out, here’s a list of 10 stress-busting tips you can check out.

1. Meditate or Pray

prayA 5 minute pause to pray or meditate will do wonders. It will not only recharge your body, but also your mind and soul.

2. Munch on stress-fighting snacks

PistachiosPistachios are some of the all-time favorite snacks of some moms because of its high antioxidant and unsaturated fat content.

3. Learn the art of exhaling

Figuratively and literally. Proper breathing techniques including exhaling reduce anxiety and eventually relieves stress.

4. Go offline.

Make time to turn that gadget off. The light that those gadgets omit, may they be cellphones or computers, can add up to stress. Turn those lights off, close your eyes and stop thinking.

go offline

5. Connect with friends

After some minutes of logging out from your gadgets, you can choose to go out and have a little chat with your friends in the neighborhood. If going out is impossible, a quick chat in FB or skype to connect with your friends may be advantageous to lift your spirit.

6. Shop Online

shopping onlineWho doesn’t like going shopping? Make this shopping an enjoyable one though. Maybe check on something for yourself, and not think of others for a couple of minutes.

7. Go to a nail spa.

nailaholics nail spaIt’s time to hit the spa! A nail spa visit can be quick but can give colors not only to your nails but your mood too.

8. Enjoy festive views.

Get some time to appreciate the festive decors outside your house, your neighbors or at the malls. You’ll notice that within 10 minutes, you’ll be able to enjoy how people can get so artistic when it comes to Christmas decorations.

9. Take a relaxing bath.

the cream factory2Indulge with your favorite calming shower bath or add some minutes to your usual quick shower. Lather your body with soap longer than usual and then maybe hum a song while doing it.

10. Drink water.

Yes, most of us forget to drink at least a glass of water for hours. Water replenishes the body and makes you able to go to the loo to flush out stress chemicals out of your body. This is the simplest but usually most easily forgotten health tip for everyone. Go stand up and get yourself a clear glass of drinking water.

15 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Meikah Ybañez-Delid2014/12/17 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Yey, thanks for including my tip here and at number 1 at that! Merry Christmas… and remember, to avoid stress, follow these 10 tips! 😀

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy)2014/12/17 at 10:59 am - Reply

    My shopping has been done for a month, so I have been having a great season this year 🙂

  3. Theresa2014/12/18 at 1:15 am - Reply

    This is a great list. I love #4 (Go Offline). We all need a break from our gadgets ever so often.

  4. Chelley @ AisForAdelaide2014/12/18 at 3:25 am - Reply

    I need to relax- that’s for sure. This is a great list to keep me reminded to destress!

  5. Rosey2014/12/18 at 5:16 am - Reply

    You’ve got good tips here. I’ve been burning the candle at both ends. I could use some stress busters in my life. 🙂

  6. Dhemz2014/12/18 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    I need some of these tips!

  7. Liz Mays2014/12/18 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Unplugging every night for a few hours does me a world of good. I need that total escape!

  8. Carly Anderson2014/12/18 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    These are some great tips for destressing. I know I’ve been exhaling a lot lately. It helps.

  9. stephanie2014/12/19 at 12:51 am - Reply

    um i LOVE pistachios and snack on them like everyday! I had no idea – maybe that’s keeping me sane hahaha

  10. Esther2014/12/19 at 1:43 am - Reply

    Great tips! I will definitely be doing them whenever I get a chance. I will have to go and buy some Pistachios. 🙂

  11. Yona Williams2014/12/19 at 4:03 am - Reply

    Really cool packaging for those Cream Factory products. I didn’t think it would ever work, but yes, breathing techniques really do help for relieving stress and bringing calm to the body. I love pistachios, they are delicious.

  12. Maggie2014/12/19 at 4:06 am - Reply

    My shopping was done by thanksgiving! First year that’s ever happened and I’m not as stressed this year!

  13. Lisa Rios2014/12/19 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Very helpful post indeed. Shopping and home decorations are the main stress factors of this Christmas season. I do use some stress releasing factors for my self. Thanks a lot for sharing great tips.

  14. Debi2014/12/22 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    I try not to get too stressed during the holidays. I like to just chill out and read to unwind.

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