There's a lot of stress that can come with traveling over the holidays, especially if you're keeping track of kiddos the whole time. Whether you are visiting family or getting away on a vacation, there are so many things to think about. This roundup of travel tips will help you get prepared so you can relax and enjoy your family time.
Sleep is so important, and it's easy to skip when you have a million things to do when getting ready for the holidays. You might be in bed, but if you're staying up doing your online shopping for gifts on your phone, you aren't getting the rest you need for all of your big events. Try to make your bedroom an inviting space for you to relax and wind down with these bed-making guides.
Seasonal affective disorder is in full force this time of year, and with the added pressure to make the holidays amazing for your family and stay on top of work and everything else you do, you can start to just not feel like yourself. Get your groove back with these tips for managing anxiety, sparking your creativity again and finding what you are passionate about. And if you don't get a lot of natural sunlight during the winter where you live, try a light therapy lamp to give yourself a little boost.
Remember it's OK to take a moment for yourself and get away when you feel overwhelmed. Maybe you wash dishes in the kitchen while it's quiet or take the dog for a walk. Find those times for you and know that your family will be glad you're taking care of yourself too. You got this!