10 Ways to Relax During Holiday Season Stress December 20 2013

Take a deep breath. It’s December and you know what that means. In a few short weeks, it’ll be madness trying to get everything done. From holiday shopping lists to home entertaining, we know that your schedule will be filled with things to do and all different kinds of stressors. Not to worry though. BackcareBasics.com is here to help you make the most of the holiday season with some stress-reducing tips that can make you feel pampered before the holiday rush.

Follow any or all of these 10 tips for a stress-free December:

  1. Make time every day to relax. When we get caught up in the madness of the holidays, it can be easy to neglect ourselves. Don’t let that happen. Instead, schedule time for yourself.
  2. Breathe deeply, especially when you feel the stress getting to you. If you’re waiting in a long checkout line with 10 million things racing through your head, just stop. Breathe. Don’t worry – you’ll get it all done.
  3. Practice stretching frequently to avoid muscle tension brought on by holiday stress.
  4. Get a massage. Not only will it keep you feeling loose, but in many cases, you can save big when you book your appointment before the holidays. Many spas offer specials throughout the month of November.
  5. After a long day of preparing meals, baking cookies, or wrapping gifts, make some time to unwind in your favorite relaxation chair, complete with a Bucky Hot & Cold BodyWrap or Bucky Hot & Cold NeckWrap. It’s the only way to soothe those aching muscles.
  6. Get enough sleep. When you’re rushing around to get everything done, it can be easy to skip on much needed sleep. Don’t make the sacrifice. Lack of sleep can lower your immunity, cause fatigue, and leave you feeling, well, blah.
  7. Spend time with those you love, doing the things you love. Just because you have a busy schedule doesn’t mean that you have to give up what makes you happiest. Take time to laugh and smile. It makes such a difference.
  8. Work comfortably, drive comfortably, and sit comfortably by using a seat cushion that provides ample back support. It’ll definitely reduce those aches that leave you feeling exhausted by November’s end.
  9. Make time to exercise. It’ll reduce stress and leave you feeling energized. Plus, it’s a great way to boost your metabolism and lose weight before all of the holiday temptations arrive.
  10. Use scents to feel relaxed. Whether it’s through fragrant lotions, aromatherapy candles, or even the smell of fresh baked holiday cookies, you can use the power of scent to soothe your mind and your aching body. Just remember to stop and breath deep.