It seems like this time of year, everyone has a lot on their plate, in more ways than one.  The stress of the holidays leave many feeling depressed and overwhelmed instead of holly and jolly.  

In the midst of all the hustle and bustle, we need to take time and relax.  All this holiday cheer isn’t doing us too much good if we don’t slow down and enjoy it every once in a while.  Life goes by way too fast for us to just continue to rush through the motions.  Think about why we celebrate this season.  Think about the one you’re getting the gift for or why your going to the parties as you go about this time of year.  It will make it so much more enjoyable. 
Here are some simple things that we can all do to slow down and manage our stress levels whenever we feel overwhelmed. 

Take Deep Breaths

One of the best ways to calm down is with deep breathing.  There is no special trick to this at all.  You just start slow and build your way up.  Start with five or ten slow deeps breaths three or four times per day, or whenever you start to feel anxious. 

Eat Healthy

Another way to manage stress is by simply eating healthy.  Eat right and you will feel better in every way.  This isn’t as difficult as people make it out to be either.  We all want to eat food that taste good.  That’s a given. But we can eat food that is good for us and tastes good too.  Honeyville offers an exceptional variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, gluten free, seeds and more that can be a part of any healthy eating plan.   When we know what we’re making, what ingredients are going into the dish, and how it’s being prepared we can make those extra special Holiday treats without so much guilt. Because these delights are homemade, the recipes can suit those with a variety of food intolerances and allergies.

Enjoy the Time You Have

We have all heard the saying,  “take the time to smell the roses.”  So many of us will spend much of our time this season in the kitchen.  It seems like most people now are so into multi-tasking that they don’t really spend time enjoying what they are doing.  Enjoy the time with your family in the kitchen, making some of these wonderful holiday dishes found here on the blog. They can make your whole house smell wonderful and make memories that will last a lifetime.

These are just a few steps we’ve come up with. What are some ways you handle the Holiday stress?