Studies have shown that people with incontinence are prone to have more anxiety – not too surprising considering the constant worry of making it to the restroom on time. But add in the holidays, and the stress can take on a whole new level.
Here are 3 tips to reduce your stress so that you’re actually able to enjoy the holiday season.
- Take on only what you think you can accomplish. Baking that extra batch of cookies for the church bake sale. Volunteering in your child’s school activity. Hosting out of town guests. These are all good things. But taking on too much at once can really raise your stress levels. Think about what you realistically have time for, then prioritize the things that are the most important to you.
- Take time for yourself. Go for a walk or run. Set aside some time to read a book. Relax and wrap gifts with your kids while listening to holiday music. Taking a break from your normal routine will give you the time to reflect on the season, and put you in a better, more relaxed mood.
- Keep a schedule. Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean you should ignore your own personal needs. Make sure to go to bed at your normal hour. Try to eat as healthfully as you can. Get regular exercise. Limit your alcohol intake. Taking care of yourself will help put you in the best mindset to deal with stressfulsituations that may come up during the holidays.
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