For many Canadians, celebrating the holidays at Christmas has been a family tradition for multiple generations. Families come together to reconnect and catch up, share great food and hopefully make some more great memories. Sometimes, though, this can also be a time when stress levels get elevated. Here are some tips to help you during the holidays.
- Keep (or start) eating healthy and keep up your exercise routine. This is a busy time of year, and activities such as eating well and exercising can too easily be forgotten or dropped from your day-to-day routine, even though you need them the most. Studies show that when your immune system is compromised, you are weaker and even more susceptible to stress.
- Be aware of the situations or people that can cause stress, such as an unhealthy relationship that brings contention and discord to family events. The more situations you recognize as a source of stress, the more you can overcome, or simply avoid.
- It might sound silly to make a plan for surviving holidays, but make a plan. Keep it simple if you like. Even if your style of planning is to keep track of
From all of us at the Capital Direct family, we wish you health, happiness and joy this holiday, and in 2017!