It's easy to become stressed at any point in the year, and dare we say *impossible* not to be stressed around the holidays?!
Keeping that in mind, here are a few ideas that might help.
1. Start each day on a positive note.
You may not have the most exciting day ahead of you, but why not try to make the most of it? Instead of looking ahead to the things you are dreading, find something in your day that you are looking forward to.
It could be anything, your morning cup of coffee, hitting the gym, or a dinner date. This helps to take your focus off your day's negative part(s).
2. Do something you love every day.
It’s easy to go from day to day only doing what has to be done. Life gets busy, the unexpected happens, and you get tired. If you make a conscious effort to do something each day that you enjoy, even if it’s for a short amount of time, it will positively affect your day.
3. Be present.
Live your life at the moment. Whether at your kid’s basketball game or going for a bike ride, take time to enjoy it. It is so easy to get caught up in what is to come that we don’t take in our surroundings. Breathe, relax, and focus on what is in front of you.