The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year but for many, it’s a time of increased stress and anxiety. Some seek medical assistance to deal with the added anxiety of the holiday season, but experts say there’s one thing we can all do during the holidays that instantly helps to combat anxiety and stress, and it’s something you’re already doing today. We’re talking about keeping up your daily routine.
That’s right. Keeping your daily routine during the holidays could be the key to keeping holiday-related stress and anxiety at bay, as long as your daily routine is one that promotes health and balance. If your routine consists of vegging out in front of the TV and eating Ding Dongs all day, it’s not going to change much of anything. But if your morning starts by waking up early, making time for meditation and exercise, and drinking the first glass of water for the day, it could be all your mind and body needs to stay balanced and stress-free.
Keeping your daily routine can also help you keep your holiday spending in check. Money is a key source of added stress during this time of year. By keeping your daily routine you help your mind stay focused, balanced, and ready to make good decisions.
Much like you, your children can feel out of whack when their routines get tossed to the wayside during the holidays. Also, like you, they will benefit from keeping up their regular routine. Wake them up at their regular time, feed them a balanced breakfast, limit their screen time to two hours or less per day, don’t let them overindulge on holiday sweets, and make sure they find some way to get exercise during the break.
Are you lacking a healthy daily routine? Implementing a healthy routine will change your life in the best way, and there’s no better time than today to get started. Learn about morning and evening routines that gear you for success and read more about how a daily routine improves your life here.
Visiting your medical provider for a yearly preventative check-up and seeking help when anxiety and depression become a problem you can’t control with lifestyle changes should be part of your health routine. Request your check-up now at 662-348-3342.