You wake up; a crisp chill is in the air. You barely have a moment to breathe before the kids are up and needing breakfast. The house is a mess, so you do your best to make it look presentable to your parents, who are arriving in an hour. You forgot to leave the turkey out to thaw last night, and you still have to go to the store to pick up the last ingredients for the stuffing. After running around the store for much longer than expected, you head home with your hungry and grumbly youngsters in the backseat. The day has been crazier than ever, and it’s not even halfway over yet…the holidays might just have you beat.
Sound familiar? While we all love the holidays, the craziness leading up to the family and food-filled fun is…well, crazy. It’s easy to become so focused on the tasks at hand and ignore our personal health. We’ve got a holiday survival guide of tips and tricks to remember as you conquer the craziness one step at a time.
If you follow some of these tips, hopefully you’ll feel better physically and mentally as you jump into the holiday season.
What are some things you do to “survive” preparing for the holidays?