Written by contributor Donielle Baker of Naturally Knocked Up.
Over the last couple of years I’ve been noticing more and more how stress affects my body. Every time I have too many deadlines or too much going on at the same time, I can see my health deteriorate, I get overwhelmed, and all of a sudden I can’t do anything right.
I’ve realized that I have to stop.
I have to slow down and say no and take a break. For my own health and the emotional health of our family.
The problem is that often times the holidays add extra stress to our already full lives. We have church and school functions, holiday parties with family and friends, and when you have little ones there’s even extra stress in making sure that you make it a magical or meaningful time as well.
This year I’ve decided that things need to be different and I’ve put in to action a few things that will help de-stress our schedules, support our bodies, and keep our family sane during this holiday season.