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Choose Your Own Adventure- Holiday Edition

Choose Your Own Adventure- Holiday Edition

Choose Your Own Adventure- Holiday Edition

Do you remember from when you were a kid, those books that were choose your own adventure? 

If you wanted to follow the bunny into the woods, you flipped to page 5. 

If you wanted to go down to the beach, you flipped to page 8. 

You could flip your way around the book for the story to play out how you wanted... 

For todays blog, I have the same thing for you! I know you are busy, but I have some SUPER helpful holiday blogs, and I have chosen some of my most popular, and you can click right to the one you want to read about or maybe you need some help with the most. 

Go ahead, choose your own adventure below! 

5 Tips To Make Your Holiday Season As Stress Free As Can Be

5 Tips To Make Your Holiday Season As Stress Free As Can Be

5 Tips To Make Your Holiday Season As Stress Free As Can Be

The holiday season brings a great deal of joy and happiness along with it.  There's something extra special about this time of year, but it doesn't come without stress. 

Many people find a great deal of added stress is seemingly dumped on our plates, and it can be hard to catch our breath.  The pressure of finding gifts, rushing around in the hustle and bustle to visit everyone, having people visit you, getting to see relatives you miss and even having to deal with those that aren't always a joy to be around.

This season really can be enjoyable and heart-warming, even with the stress involved.

Walking into this time of year with a great mindset and some helpful reminders gets me through every year... and I'd love to share my tips on how I do this with you.

Read on for 5 tips for a stress-free holiday season.

Fighting Stress with Healthy Morning Routines

Fighting Stress with Healthy Morning Routines

Fighting Stress with Healthy Morning Routines

I have read a few studies lately on stress. And the results of all of them point to a very stressed out society we are living in. Work, spouses, kids, friends, money, bills... you name it. There are many causes of stress. 

And here's the problem with that... ongoing stress is NOT good for us. 

It can cause acne, hair loss, weight gain, weight loss and many other health problems.  It can make you feel crazy and  overwhelmed at EVERYTHING!

But, the good news is, there is a way to combat stress.

Routines and organization is the best way to deal with stress throughout the day. And what better time to start with a routine, then first thing in the morning! Setting the tone for the day starts the minute you open your eyes. If you aren’t careful, stress can take over your day before you can do anything about it.

So just how do you combat stress first thing in the morning? 

10 Easy Ways to Get Rid Of Stress

10 Easy Ways to Get Rid Of Stress

10 Easy Ways to Get Rid Of Stress

Life is busy, and we get so stressed. But did you know that Stress is bad for you? Plus, it's a cycle that's hard to stop. 

When we are stressed, it’s quite easy to develop negative thinking patterns because we become frustrated by our challenges and frequent feelings of being overwhelmed. This negative outlook then makes it even harder for us to manage those challenges and move forward and break through the stress cycle.

Practicing positive thinking helps to focus on our strengths and accomplishments, which increases happiness and motivation. This, in turn, allows us to spend more time making progress, and less time feeling down and stuck. The following tips provide practical suggestions that you can use to help you shift into more positive thinking patterns: