Dealing with Holiday StressYou may enjoy hosting holiday gatherings or entertaining out-of-town guests. But sometimes, stress can crash your party and ruin your weight management plan. Here are some simple ways to help you get back your balance – and handle whatever the holidays throw at you.
· Unplug. Take a break from checking your phone and email. Instead, enjoy a long bath.
· Listen to music. Turn on your favorite songs. Music has been shown to lower mild to moderate depression, anxiety, and even pain. Dancing releases endorphins (happy hormones) into your body.
· Move. Go for a walk or work out at the gym or at home. Exercise is a great stress reliever.
· Laugh it off. Laughing relaxes your body and clears your mind. Feeling anxious? Watch a comedy or spend time with a funny friend. A good belly laugh will wash your tension away.
Source: Noelle Muter RN, Brown County Wellness Nurse & Personal Health Coach, Bellin Business Health, Employer Clinics