The pressure is on. No matter what winter holiday you celebrate - if any at all, the holiday season can make people feel rushed, under pressure, and tired.
There are time and obligation pressures. Where to find time for gift getting, gift giving, work still to get done, children’s concerts to attend, homes to clean, and relatives to care for or contend with? There can be pressure to perform. How to measure up to expectations at work? How to measure up to expectations of family members?
Many of us push through this time, stay up too late, put aside exercise, and eat easy and usually carbohydrate laden foods to get by.
As a result, we often view our obligations and time spent as chores rather than enjoy the season and appreciate the people and traditions we love. How can we counter this tendency to grouse? By taking care of ourselves.
Picture this: you are a pitcher full of clear quenching water ready to fill up the glasses of the people you love. But if your pitcher is empty, you cannot fill anyone’s glass.
So fill your own pitcher. Get a good night’s sleep. Take a walk during lunch. Breathe.