For some, it may seem like folly to try to make the season jolly. Isn’t that the irony of this most wonderful time of the year? Here’s what I do to keep stress under control throughout the holidays and, really, year round.
I love to work out and make an effort to do so first thing in the morning. My current favorite workout regime involves the bootcamp classes at Elite Fitness here in Serenbe.
Another way I keep stress at bay is walking our dog Pudge. Because Pudge needs his daily exercise, I’m only too happy to head out on the paths in Serenbe with him. Sometimes our destination is the barn and corral to visit the farm animals. Other times, we meander down wooded paths, and still other forays send us along Serenbe’s streets. No matter the route or destination, it’s calming to get out in nature and fill my senses.
One of my favorite ways to decompress during the holidays is to sit and gaze at the lights on our fresh Christmas tree while sipping a cup of tea and listening to classical music.
|Photo courtesy of Greg Newington, Newington Gallery|
As you might imagine, the holidays are a particularly busy time for those of us working in the hospitality industry, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Fitting in time to socialize with our own friends and families can be a challenge, yet we’re always able to carve out time to participate in holiday festivities, too.
May you take care of yourselves and practice your own healthy
stress relievers so you may enjoy this most wonderful time of the year.