5 Tips for Dealing with Holiday Stress

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By the time you read this post I would have started my holiday road trip. The first road trip I took was in summer and it was great!!! You can check out pictures from this road trip on Instagram at #lionheartroadtrip2016. For daily updates on the upcoming trip, you can follow me on Instagram at Lionheartweekender .



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One way I deal with my holiday stress is to take a vacation. However, here are five other tips to help you deal with holiday stress.

Avoid Traffic/ Conduct Business Early

One of the most stressful things during the holiday is traffic. You can deal with traffic in one or two ways: first, you can choose not to go out or you can conduct any errands earlier in the day. Lunch time or evenings are the worst time to head on the road. So, consider the traffic situation before leaving home.

No Last Minute Shopping

Do not shop last minute. Last minute shopping is one of the most stressful thing you can do during the holidays. This is due to the fact that you are not the only one who has the brilliant idea to shop last minute; therefore, the stores are overcrowded. Also, chances are you will not be able to find what you are looking for. This in turns adds to your frustration.

Do Not Over Spend

Need I say more? I don't know about you but for me being broke is a very stressful situation. Being broke in December means you will have to sit and stress about how to survive in January.  So, watch your spending and remember that January is just around the corner.

Take a Break

Are you aware that you do much more during the holidays and so 9 times out of 10 you are exhausted? Exhaustion and dealing with family issues or drama that inevitably occur during family holiday activities can add to your stress levels. So, de-stress and take a break. It can be for a few hours or even a day or two. Just ensure you give you mind, body and emotions a break.

Be Positive

Whether you like it or not often the holidays are stressful. Therefore, your attitude will determine how you manage the stress. So, I would recommend that you try to turn your lemons into lemonade or lemon pie. Positivity always wins. You can start each stay with a positive quote or affirmation. This is helpful in maintaining a positive mood.

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