Tips to relieve your holiday stress
(NC) For millions of Canadians the holiday season is an emotional and psychological rollercoaster. The excitement and pleasures of one holiday activity are seemingly always counteracted by the stress and anxiety of another. The bliss and harmony associated with the holiday season can often seem unachievable with all the extraneous preparation, tight deadlines, overcrowded shopping centres, and the overwhelming financial commitment that goes along with the holiday season.
While holiday stress is unavoidable, there are steps we can take and things we can do to limit holiday anxiety:
• “Rays” your mood with sunlight: Natural sunlight can help combat seasonal affective disorder. Spending time outdoors on sunny days with close friends and family is a natural and relaxing way to enjoy the holiday season.
• Avoiding overload: The preparation that goes into holiday season often results in overload. The shopping, cooking, card sending, and pressure to attend every event can put pressure on even the most festive person. While it is good to participate in holiday activities, it is also important to know your limits.
• Do not abandon your routine: Although the holiday season brings about significant change, it is important not to abandon the things that make us who we are. Daily exercise can rejuvenate our bodies, and help compensate for those extra carbs we have been indulging in.
• Avoid overcrowded shopping centres: For many Canadians, holiday shopping is the most strenuous holiday activity. The combination of knowing which gift to buy for each person on your list, dealing with congested shopping centres, and overpaying for items is a seemingly unavoidable holiday tradition. While many consumers are turning online to do their holiday shopping, it is important to know where to go to see a return on your investments. Aeroplan, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program offers members Aeroplan Miles when they shop at the Aeroplan eStore. The eStore features over 100 retailers including Indigo.ca, Dell.ca, The Gap, Sephora, Mastermind Toys and Sears. Members can earn at least 1 Aeroplan Mile for every $1 spent and more with special bonus offers.
With something for everyone on your list the eStore allows you to shop in one stop and simplify your holiday shopping experience, while earning miles that can help you reward yourself or get away from all this holiday stress next year!
For more information visit www.aeroplan.com/estore.
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