Holiday Stress – Fun Holiday Ideas from the MediLodge Whole Person Wellness Program

The MediLodge Whole Person Wellness Program looks to beat Holiday Stress with some Fun Holiday Ideas.  Over the next few weeks we will be sharing some game ideas, top ten movie lists, ways to help organize for the holidays and some hints to take the stress out of the holidays.

 

Stress is the perception of pressure, tension, worry, fear, dread or anxiety.  The way we respond to stress can exacerbate or even create physical and emotional problems.

 

Taking on too much and overspending are just some of the additional stress you may experience at this time of year.  Holiday stress statistics show that people are stressed by the “lack of time”, by “lack of money” and stressed out over the “pressure to give or get gifts.”

 

 

Begin reducing your stress today.

• Learn to relax.

• Control or change stressful things or situations; or let go of what you cannot change.

• Create time to do what you enjoy during the holidays.

Change your reaction to the stressful situation.

• Find the positive.

• Slow down. Think before you react.

• Learn to recognize when you are upset or worried about things you cannot control or change.

• Avoid spending energy blaming, holding a grudge or resentment.

• Use the word “no” – sometimes you need to set limits.

Embrace healthy ways to manage stress.

• Get enough sleep.

• Eat and drink in moderation.

• Stay on budget.

• Plan ahead and don’t overextend yourself.

• Nurture your relationships.

• Use stress management techniques, like deep breathing exercises, meditation exercises or yoga.

The goal of the MediLodge Whole Person Wellness Program is to recognize the unique individuality of everyone.  This approach to wellness is an active process in which everyone is encouraged to make choices towards personal growth in seven dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, occupational/vocational and financial.  Most workplace wellness programs focus entirely on physical health.  With a whole person wellness approach, the physical needs will not be downplayed, but will be held in equal importance as the dimensions that involve mind and spirit.  In whole person wellness a high priority is placed on prevention, individual involvement and the responsibility we each have for achieving optimal wellness of body, mind and spirit.

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