How To Relax And Prepare For The Holidays

In just a few days, it’ll be Halloween. And before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here and you’ll be trimming the Christmas tree. How can you de-stress when you have to start making plans, buying presents, and looking up recipes? While I like going out and enjoying some fall activities while the weather is still nice, there might be something else that works better for you. Take a deep breath, relax, and continue reading to find out how you can relax and prepare for the holidays.

Take A Walk Outside

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all, even if it’s only for a few minutes. There’s nothing wrong with that. Long walks are one of my favorite fall activities because they always make me feel rejuvenated. Fresh, brisk air can take away some of your stress and help you feel ready to tackle everything.

Create A List

You'll be less intimidated when you can check things off your list.

Stay organized by writing out everything you need to do.

You won’t be able to relax if you’re constantly thinking about what you need to do. Instead, write out a list and prioritize what needs to be done first. I try to handle holiday shopping first because I hate going into crowded stores. Once that’s done, my mind is clear enough to focus on other things. When you write out your holiday to-do list, you may even realize that you have more time than you thought to accomplish it all.

Enjoy Yourself

The holidays, and by extension, life, should be fun! Don’t forget to stop every once in a while and take in the joy of the season. Indulge in that book, catch up on your favorite TV show, and have a drink every once in a while. Make some time for yourself. Plus, it’s the best time of year to show your family and friends just how much you love them. Ultimately, love is what it all comes down to. Love yourself, love your life, and love the people in it.

In the midst of the holiday craziness, I hope you keep at least one (or all!) of these tips in mind. It’s a joyous time, so make the most of it. Don’t let yourself get boggled down with stress and miss out on life’s important moments.