November 15, 2021
While most of us look forward to the holiday season, it can also be a major source of stress. We’ve borrowed several fast and easy mindfulness techniques you can use to help reduce stress when your “Ho-Ho-Ho!” turns into “Oh-No-No.”
Don’t worry about doing these techniques the “right” way, because there isn’t one—it’s all about what works for you to ease your stress. Experiment with these exercises and hold on to the ones that work for you. And if you’d like to find more stress-busting ideas, simply Google “quick mindfulness techniques.”
Above all, don’t let stress ruin your holidays. Because darn it, you deserve your “Ho-Ho-Ho!” moments as much as anyone else. You’ve got this!
Is your idea of a morning routine hitting the snooze button three times and then dragging yourself out of bed in just enough time to slide into work as the clock strikes 9:00 a.m.? You may get some extra sleep, but let’s be honest: A frantic race to work, whether at home or in the office, is probably not the best way to start off a productive day.
Filing taxes for 2020 was…challenging. Yes, that’s a good way to put it. Not impossible, but not exactly fun, either. While your 2021 return hopefully won’t be quite as much of a challenge, there are still several unusual factors to be accounted for (e.g., Child Tax Credits and Economic Impact Payments).
We buy pets as holiday gifts with the best of intentions. Haven’t decades of commercials shown us that there’s nothing more adorable than a cute little ball of fluff jumping out of a gift-wrapped box into its new owners’ welcoming arms?