Stressed by the holiday season? Stress can influence your nutritional habits and have an effect on your body.
With the holidays getting closer and closer, it is very common to have mixed feelings about Christmas. With potential family conflict and pressure to spend, there is now even more added stress with travel restrictions and financial strain induced by the pandemic. Try these research backed stress coping strategies!
- Make a Christmas Budget: Create a zero-based budget (https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/how-to-make-a-zero-based-budget), an effective method to help you plan in advance. This will help you feel much less tempted to impulse buy.
- Limit Sugar: By all means enjoy the treats. But stay mindful that too much of a good thing can mess up your natural hormones, the resulting sugar and insulin spikes can be detrimental for your mood.
- Limit your time on social media: Remember no one puts on their instagram story the fight they had with their aunt. SM is often a curated version of Christmas, so make sure you spend time actually connecting with loved ones rather than comparing yourself.