It happens every year — the holiday season arrives, with its hustle, bustle and extra demands on your time, energy and good humor. Here are a few suggestions for mobilizing the energy and enthusiasm it takes to create and sustain that holiday spirit.
Energize with exercise
Instead of reaching for caffeine, get out for a walk or an exercise class. It’s easy to drink too much caffeine when you’re on holiday overload, when summoning the energy to get through the day feels like squeezing water from a stone. While too much caffeine makes you tired and wired, a good workout helps you feel physically relaxed but mentally alert. It relieves feelings of tension and stress, and helps you concentrate. And, unlike caffeine, it enhances sleep quality and offers wonderful health benefits.