Uncategorized | December 15, 2017
Ever find yourself stressing out over all the things to plan and do during the holidays? You are one of millions aging adults around the world that find the holiday season to be extremely stressful. This should be a time of excitement, joy, family, friends and happiness, not stress. Senior care services are available to help families, and their aging loved ones, cope with the anxiety and overwhelming activities that accommodate the holiday season
Think of all the things you’re most grateful for and how they bring joy to your life. Don’t spend time dwelling on what you don’t have or can’t buy this holiday season. Family, food, laughs and good times will bring immeasurable joy and you should spend time focusing on these things.
If you exercise regularly, attend a fitness class or participate in other physical activities, continue to do so during the holidays. It can be stressful dwelling on those things that you usually do, but aren’t doing because it’s the holiday season. These activities help to eliminate stress and should definitely be incorporated into daily living during the holidays. Senior care providers can remind aging adults to stay consistent with physical activity
While it is common for alcohol to be served at almost every holiday festivity, it is necessary to limit the amount being consumed. Drinking too much alcohol can decrease your inhibitions and lead to aggressive or combative behavior. When hosting holiday events, provide minimal amounts of alcohol to friends and family to create a less hostile and more pleasant environment for those in attendance.
The holiday season can become so consumed with things to do that you forget to make time for yourself. Just a few minutes out of the day doing something that you enjoy can make a difference in your stress levels. Get a massage or take a long bath just to experience some quiet time.
Spending more than you have budgeted is easy to do during the holiday season. Purchasing food and buying gifts can cause a hit to your budget if you don’t remain in the preset limits and cause you to stress. Prior to the holidays, review your budget and make the decision to stick to it. You don’t want to incur any extra debt during the holidays which will cause you to stress long after the holidays have passed.
Family and aging adults benefit from professional senior care services during the holidays. Stress management is essential in everyday life and increases during the holidays. Make every effort to control it to make the season more enjoyable.