Stress Proof your Winter Holidays
Sleeping late, great food, and lots of fun. That’s what winter holidays are made of. But they also come with some holiday stress. Dealing with travel, meeting relatives, hosting get-togethers can all add up to a lot of stress for some of us. Dealing with all this can get hard. The important thing to remember is to not worry too much.
Of course, that is easier said than done. In an age where the day job is a twenty four hour Damocles sword hanging over our head, and spilling into that precious holiday time as well, dealing with visiting friends and relatives, keeping the kids happy, and organising that new year eve bash can get tiring. The key is to remember that you can do it, says Mrs. Krishna Malhotra, veteran of the successful New Year eve bash who has been hosting a New Year party every year for the past decade and a half. “The decor, the food, the drinks, the guest list – they would all stress me out weeks in advance,” she says, “but I have learnt that it’s okay to make a couple of mistakes; and when everyone who’s coming is a friend, they really don't care if everything is not absolutely perfect. A party, after all, is about being with your loved ones above all else!” Good advice, we believe.
Not making travelling stressful is easier. Plan in advance, and ensure that you have your itinerary, but expect to not follow it to a T. Remember that if everything doesn’t go according to your meticulous plan, it’s ok. Don’t flip out. Try going with the flow. That is the joy of travel. And what with the very real possibility of getting stranded at airports and railway stations because of the weather, you’d be wise to carry enough distractions (and food, maybe) to keep you occupied and your mind off it during the delay.
Even if you don't get it right, you will still carry wonderful memories back from every vacation. So, as they say these days, peace out. And think about these remedies to survive your holidays and live to tell the tale!
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Feb 27, 2012
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