The holidays are just around the corner with the end of the year quickly approaching. This time of year can create stress for all of us with endless to-do lists from planning travels and gifts for family and friends, to exceeding work goals before the end of the year. While a little stress can be invigorating and motivating, chronic stress like many may have experienced from the pandemic and other life-changing events is not healthy.
What is the best way to overcome our stress? There are many lifestyle choices we make that can impact our stress, but the best way to combat it is with regular exercise. It can be as little as 10 minutes a day and as easy as a brisk walk. The main point of the article from US News is to move your body to relieve stress. However, there are great alternatives to exercise to reduce stress like meditating, breathing, being grateful, getting it nature /sunshine, focusing on things we can change and letting go of the rest, eating healthy, and getting enough sleep.
For some great ideas on how to beat our stress this holiday season, see the US News article below.
My favorite way to combat stress is to meditate, walk, be grateful, and be in nature! What favorites will you incorporate into your routine to battle stress?
Let’s bust out our stress this holiday season! See you next week!