It’s that time of year again and it is almost a relief to know that the year is nearly over. One last hurdle we have to conquer are the holidays and managing to keep it all together until the New Year. Between the holidays, managing not to gain any winter weight, prioritizing friends and family and other real life obligations, managing a schedule is almost always harder than it seems. We want to share some ways to help relieve some stress but to also manage your schedule in a more approachable manner.
Here at Lee Chiropractic, we will always try to encourage at least some light exercise in your day to day life. It’s important for not just your physical health but for your mental health. Go for a 20 minute walk. If it’s raining outside, do 20 minutes of yoga or do exercises you’re comfortable with in your home. This is your personal quiet time to do something for you.
Prioritize Your Daily Routine
It’s easy to justify missing your usual Saturday morning coffee to prepare for the holidays or to skip out reading your book for 45 minutes before bed to clean instead but try to maintain your daily routine as much as possible. If these small activities bring a sense of relaxation and a sense of comfort to you, don’t give them up.
Lists are an easy way to have a visual of everything you need to do. The ideal way to create a list is to start by writing down every single task you want to accomplish, no matter how important it may seem. Once you have everything down, look at your schedule and having a good estimate for the time you want to spend on each item will help you maximize the time you have.
Listening To Your Body
It’s easy to ignore the little aches and pains that come with high stress situations such as the holidays, but the more you push that little ache, the higher chances it can turn into something not so easily fixable. Take a moment to stretch it out, go see your doctor or chiropractor and really take care of you.