Mistletoe without Madness: Stress Less this Holiday Season
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 13, 2019) Love and joy is easy to spot during the holiday season, but often times “peace” is difficult to find! Whether you are perfecting decorations or planning family celebrations, the holidays can add pressure to an already busy schedule.
Kristen Schroder, the influencer behind the mommy-blog, Our Darling Chaos, definitely seems to have it all together in her picture-perfect Instagram stories. But, with six children under the age of seven and one more on the way, Kristen says the holidays can be extremely stressful.
To help relieve the pressure that comes along with gift giving, Schroder, who partners with Forrest General Hospital’s Women & Children’s Services, suggests making or offering something personal. “Homemade gifts such as baked goods, photo albums, or babysitting for a friend so they can have some self-care time, make gifts personal and add a special touch.”
“Women are usually the ones trying to make everything right for everyone during the holiday season. From buying gifts to hosting holiday parties, women take on a good portion of those added tasks. We want to help women become more self-aware during this time of year and remind them to make time for themselves – even during the busy, holiday season,” said Millie Swan, vice president, Forrest Health.
Here are some tips that Forrest General recommends to help you stress less this holiday season!
1. Stress less about the mess.
2. Don’t overbook yourself, it’s okay to say no!
3. Serve others. Get involved in your community.
4. Make sure to get some silent nights. Don’t snooze on your sleep!
5. Don’t break the bank; spend smart and stick to a budget.
6. Focus on family traditions, not meeting expectations.
7. Give yourself a present, self-care!
For more tips on having a healthy, stress-free holiday season, visit forresthealth.org/stressless.
To keep up with Kristen, her husband, Bryan, and their crew of soon to be seven, visit forrestgeneral.com/ourdarlingchaos.
Marketing and Communications Department