Five Ways I Deal With Stress During the Holidays
It can get very stressful during the holidays, with shopping for gifts, preparing meals, visiting with family and friends, not to mention all the busy stores. It doesn’t take much for you to go from relaxed and mellow to stressed to the max. There are various ways for you to de-stress and I’ll like to share with you five ways I deal with stress during the holidays.
I love to bake and its the my top choice for when I need to relieve stress. I am not sure why it relaxes me as much as it does but baking up treats for my family just helps me mellow out and focus on something other that what’s stressing me out at the moment. I love trying new recipes and creating new ones like these Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies. Another favorite treat I love to make is Trinidad Coconut Milk Fudge.
Another way to relieve stress for me is date night with my husband. As parents of four, life can be very hectic so we need a break to enjoy each other’s company. Our favorite place to have dinner in the Baltimore area is Cinnamon Tree restaurant at the Hunt Valley Inn. My favorite thing on the menu is the She Crab Soup, it’s delicious and living in Maryland I have to say it’s the best crab soup I’ve ever tasted.
Taking a Walk
Going for a walk helps me with clear my head, it’s a great way to help when I’m having writing block or when I feel overwhelmed. The great thing about our neighborhood is that there are several hiking trails around for me to walk on my own or with the whole family. I could also just take a short walk around our apartment complex when I just want to stay close to home.
I love to read and finding a good book can distract me for hours. I could literally read a book in a day. Once I find a story I really love with character I can relate to, I could read it for hours straight. Finding a good book is the best feeling in the world and that’s why it helps with stress.
Although I am not a big gamer I have been known to get attached to a few online games. My favorite kind of games are simulations and casino style games. Games like Dr Love on Vacation and Big Farm are great options to play when you are looking for something fun to play.