The holiday season brings warm hearts and cool weather. You’re filled with joy, while your cup is filled with hot chocolate. And while it truly is the best time of the year, it’s often the most stressful time, too.

To help put all of your holiday stress to rest, take a look at these tips:


  1. Enjoy the benefits of massage.
    Massage has a number of therapeutic benefits, in addition to general stress relief.
  2. See a chiropractor.
    Chiropractic adjustments improve overall health.
  3. Use essential oils.
    Diffusing oils, like Be Centered, is a great way to deal with holiday stress.
  4. Keep your normal fitness routine.
    During the holidays, it’s easy to get off of your regular exercise routine. However, research has shown exercise can actually help your mood and give you more energy.
  5. Don’t run yourself into the ground.
    Make the holidays easier on yourself by delegating tasks to family members. Think setup, cleanup, and everything in between.
  6. Enjoy the food, but don’t overdo it.
    Overeating can leave you with digestive issues and discomfort, and it can also make you feel lethargic. Allow yourself to enjoy your meal and still have energy to spend with your family.
  7. Set a budget.
    Overspending during the holidays can lead to more stress. Create a budget for yourself and stick with it.
  8. Meditate.
    Make time to step away from the holiday chaos to decompress. Read, listen to music, or take a warm bath.
  9. Go offline for a while.
    Turn off the gadgets during your holiday get together and enjoy your time with family and friends without worry.

How will you unwind? Tell us in the comments below.