It’s difficult to remain jolly when the Grinch that is holiday stress–the shopping, the parties, the relatives and, of course, the prep involved to get our homes ready for those parties and relatives—add to our already hectic lives. It is our sincere desire at Denver HVAC company Major Heating and Air Conditioning that we all get to enjoy a joyous holiday season. So, in pursuit of all things jolly, here are a few ideas on how to kick the Grinch to the curb and reduce holiday stress.
Pass on Perfection
Don’t be fooled by the pages of lifestyle magazines that were carefully curated by professional designers specifically for a photo shoot. Stressing over the unrealistic pursuit of perfection is a recipe for stress. Instead, embrace the chaos, accept the inevitable snafus of your holiday celebrations and remember that if anything goes horribly wrong it will make a great story for years to come.
Make a List and Check it Twice
There’s no reason the big guy in red should have a monopoly on list making. Taking time to write down your to-dos is well worth it for the efficiencies you gain and peace of mind you get when you release your mind from the burden of trying to remember everything.
Call a Friend; Ask for Help
Sometimes a sympathetic ear and a friend or loved one to vent your frustrations to is just what you need to release stress. This time of year, it’s even more important to ask for and accept help to weather the holiday shuffle happy and healthy.
Not only will exercise help you combat the extra calories you consume during the holiday, it is also one of the best ways to relieve stress. Exercise pumps up your endorphins, the feel-good neurotransmitters, improves energy and helps you better manage holiday irritations. Your sleep will also improve when you get your heart pumping during the day.
How to Use This Information
The more strategies you embrace to reduce stress, the more enjoyable your holidays will be. At Major, we want to be sure we handle your Denver HVAC needs so you have one less thing to worry about. Please contact us online or give us a call at 303-424-1622 to let us know how we can help.
What are ways you have reduced your holiday stress level?