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Take time to enjoy the sights of Christmas. Enjoy the brightly decorated homes in your area by taking a tour of the best and the brightest. Spend an evening and take a drive to see the sights. Some homes use every color of the rainbow in their Christmas display, and others have an almost prayerful simplicity in only... Read all »
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Being organized is one of the best ways to avoid burnout in any aspect of your life, but especially around the holidays. Make lists of what’s needed for purchase, including gifts, wrapping paper, items for the tree, and for cooking. Make schedules for how you’ll accomplish everything and write... Read all »
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To decide on how much you can spend, you may want to set an overall budget for gifts so you can stick to this number. If you are obligated to buy gifts for coworkers, typically a nominal amount is acceptable and may even be mandated by your office; most will set a limit of $25, and even $10 may be in order. Note... Read all »
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As fun as gift giving and receiving may be over the holidays, do you need to give bigger and more expensive gifts over the holidays to get that reaction? Is it true that the bigger or more expensive the gift, the happier you’ll make someone and the better the holiday for everyone? This is important to consider... Read all »
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Try to set a goal this year of keeping things simple, and of truly enjoying the Christmas season without being overwhelmed by all the things we think should be done. There are many ways to reduce stress and focus on the good will of this holiday season.
Hide the credit cards and avoid that post holiday... Read all »
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Drinking Plenty of Water
As you increase the amount that you eat, you should also increase the amount that you drink. If you don’t drink enough then you risk becoming dehydrated. You are also likely to drink a lot more alcohol during the holidays and this can lead to hangovers and dehydration. Drinking plenty of... Read all »
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Meditation has become a very accepted form of stress relief therapy. It can help you take the focus off all your worries and take the time to take care of yourself. Meditation also has the added benefit of being physically healing as well. It has been proven to lower blood pressure, and lower your heart rate. The deep... Read all »
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First, set a guest list. Don’t overdo it as you want room for all your guests to be comfortable. Consider getting some extra chairs if needed so everyone has a place to sit in your living room or basement.
Next, plan your menu. New Year’s Eve should include great party foods, not just reheated leftovers from... Read all »
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One Month Before
Plan to invite your guests at least two weeks to a month beforehand, the earlier the better so that they can make arrangements if necessary. Try to invite family and friends that enjoy each other's company, and who you enjoy. Take inventory of what you have for chairs and tables and if you need... Read all »
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First of all, realize that it is not only you, everyone at one point or another in their journey towards reaching a goal, will have a setback or will find themselves needing to get their mojo back. Failure is not the end of the road, and by learning from your mistakes and getting right back on track you can succeed.... Read all »
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The sweet taste and chocolate smell can warm you up all over.
Soft and Warm Clothes
Buy a new scarf and indulge in some luxurious sweaters.
A Good Book
Winter is the perfect time to catch up on your reading.
Family Movie Nights
Choose one night every week to shut off the phones and... Read all »
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Increase Your Intake of Pro-Biotic Yoghurt
Pro Biotic yoghurt can really help to combat bloating. It contains good bacteria which helps with digestion. It will also boost your immune system too which will make you feel healthier in general. Instead of snacking purely on sweets and crisps, include at least one pro... Read all »