Five Tips for Reducing Stress During the Holidays

‘Tis the season…for stress. The holidays are busy for us all, so if you’re not rushing to make time and find gifts, you’re probably covering shifts for the people doing those things. Our tips below will help you get organized and hold it together until January rolls around.

Remember Your Why

When you get frustrated, take a moment to remember why you’re doing what you’re doing. It may be because you love your kids and want them to have great memories. It might be because patients, clients, or co-workers are depending on you. Keeping your “why” at the forefront can help you stay motivated. Likewise, if you don’t have a good “why,” change what you’re doing. Remember, insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly yet expecting a different result.

Get Organized

We can help with this one. Plenty of our customers used to be overwhelmed with seasonal items. We give them a secure, well-maintained place to put them. With both standard and climate controlled storage, our customers can rest easy knowing their belongings are in good hands. Our units are secure yet easily accessible. 

Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness can sound like a new-age buzzword. What it really means is “pay attention.” In fact, a lot of the tips our grandmothers gave us count as mindfulness. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a few deep breaths. If things get heated, count to 10 or go for a walk around the block. There are meditation and square breathing exercises, too.

Ask for Help

Santa has elves, right? You don’t have to do it all, either! Whether that means hiring a helper or asking your family, don’t be afraid to delegate some tasks. In fact, sharing responsibilities can strengthen relationships.

It’s Not That Serious

This year’s intense frustration is next year’s funny story. Don’t be afraid to laugh at your foibles this holiday season. It’s one of the best stress management techniques we know of.