5 Tips to Stay Balanced Around Your Family This Holiday

The holiday season is a time for family and togetherness. Still, even time with your loved ones can cause stress and anxious feelings during this busy season. Between gift shopping, big family meals, and what seems like a million details to worry about, it’s easy to lose sight of all of the things you love about this time of year (and sometimes all of the things you love about your family!). So try these simple tips to stay balanced throughout the season and truly enjoy the time spent with your family.


5 Tips to Stay Balanced Around Family This Holiday Season


1. Focus on experiences, not things

Trying to track down the perfect gifts for everyone on your list can be frustrating, time-consuming, and leave you feeling frazzled. Instead, try giving the gift of your time and presence by planning experiences you can share with those you love. For example, take your sister out to her favorite museum or spend a day in the kitchen with your dad learning to make his favorite recipes. After so much time apart, just being together can be a gift.


2. Take some time for yourself

5 Tips to Stay Balanced Around Your Family This HolidayNo matter how close you are to your family, there’s such a thing as too much togetherness sometimes! Amid the holiday hustle and bustle, make sure to schedule some time for yourself. Carving out some alone time to make sure you have peace and quiet can be essential to maintaining balance throughout the chaos. Relax into a CBD bath with our limited edition Lavender Vanilla Relaxation Soak and feel the stress melt away. Daily CBD can be a great way to ensure you’re feeling calm this season and beyond. 


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3. Stick with your routines 

One of the most effective things you can do to keep balanced during busy, stressful times is to keep up your daily wellness routine as much as possible. Our limited edition Winter Citrus Daily Drops, with Equilibria’s full-spectrum, hand-harvested CBD oil, can help you maintain a regular, restful sleep cycle, no matter what your days bring. Try to keep up with some form of daily mindful movement, whether you prefer a full workout or a session of meditative stretching. Sticking with your daily routine is one of the most important tips to stay balanced as it can help keep your mood uplifted and your stress levels manageable. 


4. Take a deep breath

Breathing might not seem like something you need to pay particular attention to, but when your busybody cousin starts fraying your last nerve or there are too many cooks in the kitchen for your comfort, focusing on your breath can help keep you from boiling over. Diaphragmatic breathing is an easy exercise that you can do anywhere to help bring you immediate relief in moments of heightened stress. Diaphragmatic breathing is quite simple and easy to remember in anxious moments:


  • Breathe in slowly through your nose, focusing on expanding your abdomen rather than your chest.
  • Breathe out slowly through your mouth, feeling your abdomen contract as the breath leaves your body.
  • Repeat until you’re feeling more calm and centered.


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5. Prioritize what’s important to you

5 Tips to Stay Balanced Around Your Family This HolidaySometimes, there’s just no way to do everything you want to do within a short period of time. Often, trying to do it all can lead to burnout, stress, and irritability. Avoid the burden of doing too much by deciding what’s non-negotiable for you and what you can make a case for skipping. It’s easy to get caught up trying to make the season perfect for you and your loved ones, but overdoing it can leave you exhausted and resentful. The most important gift you can give yourself is your time, so decide how you really want to spend it. 


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