Despite the holidays being a joyful time to reconnect with family and friends, it may also bring about stress like no other time of the year. Practicing self-care, and taking time for activities and people you enjoy, is essential.
Stick to Your Routine
Holidays offer many temptations to overindulge in food and drink and ignore the importance of sleep and exercise.
Create a Budget
Money is one of the biggest holiday stressors for people. Set a realistic budget this holiday season and don’t exceed it.
Focus on What Matters
More isn’t always better. Scaling down your holiday plans may be what you need. The most important thing is to spend time with people you care about.
Take a Breath
When you feel stressed, meditation and breathing techniques can help trigger your body’s natural relaxation response. This can add up to a feeling of greater calm and focus.
Ask for Help
If you feel overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Talk out problems and worries with someone you trust.
Contact your BHS-EAP Care Coordinator at 800-245-1150 and connect with a trained professional that will provide the direction you need in any situation, even during the holidays.
Click HERE to learn about Crown’s EAP benefit for you and your dependents.
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