The holidays are a joyful, yet stressful time of year. With cold weather and extended time indoors creating the perfect environment for catching the flu, it’s important not to let stress wear down your immune system. IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health in Honolulu, HI, is where Oahu residents go for the best in sports medicine and wellness coaching. They’ll take care of all your osteopathic and wellness needs, whether you need to see an osteopathic physician, orthopedic surgeon, or health coach. Here, they offer a few ways to beat stress during the holidays.
How Wellness Coaching Helps You Beat Holiday Stress
1. Stay In Touch With Your Body
When stress sets in and you feel like you need to do a million things at once, the last thing you want to do is take a lunch break. But if you don’t stop and listen to what your body is telling you (maybe you’re having trouble sleeping or you suddenly have neck pain), you run the risk of overeating, skipping sleep, and creating more stress, which is damaging to your nervous system.
2. Identify Your Main Stressors
Which factors are creating the most stress for you? Impressing the in-laws, meeting a deadline at work, or shopping for the kids? Talking to a wellness coach will help you figure out what’s bothering you so you can figure out how to handle it.
3. Create A Plan
Once you’ve identified your main stressors, you can create a plan to tackle them one by one and put your mind at ease. Drawing it out will help you reasonably allocate your time to each task, reducing your overall stress.
4. Take Care Of Yourself
Once you’ve realized you do have everything under control, it’s important to make sure you’re eating regularly and being mindful of nutrition, drinking lots of water, getting plenty of sleep, and taking deep breaths. You’ll need the energy to take on the big event.
5. Have Fun
On the big day, remember to enjoy yourself. You’ve put a lot of work into making it perfect, and no one deserves to enjoy it more than you!
At IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health, wellness coaching gives you personalized nutrition guidelines, healthy shopping tips, a personalized exercise plan, and self-care and stress-reduction techniques to get you through the holidays in one piece. For more information, call (808) 521-8170 or visit them online. You can also connect with the experts on Facebook and Twitter.