5 Tips for How to Handle Holiday Stress

You know how the holidays are simple, pleasant, and easy? How your big holiday meals look like they were plucked out of a lifestyle magazine, and you barely had to lift a finger. How all of your guests are cheery and agreeable, you had ample time to do everything you wanted to do, and how everything goes exactly according to plan. Except this isn’t how the holidays really go. There’s often scrambling, quarreling, and while you’re out at the grocery store – combing through the sparse and thoroughly ransacked shelves – your son just texted you asking how long it takes to microwave a 25 pound turkey. The holidays can be a stressful time. Here are a few tips to help you manage the holiday stress, including PEMF therapy.

Plan ahead

Some people thrive under pressure and they fly by the seat of their pants. If this doesn’t describe you, write down everything that needs to be done during the holidays. Include your recipes, shopping lists, to-do’s around the house, parties, events, and family gatherings.

Knock out as many things as you can before the holiday actually arrives. You can’t go Christmas caroling in November, but you can stock up on your non-perishables and knock out your gift shopping.

Go with the flow

Making a plan doesn’t mean that everything will go according to plan. Be flexible and be prepared when things come up, emergencies happen, or things don’t turn out the way you had anticipated.

Divide and conquer

You don’t have to do everything on your own. Have younger children help with cleaning and simple tasks, and have older children and adults help with running errands and the more involved chores.

Remember the reason for the season

Holiday stress can get in the way of the holidays. Instead of focusing on problems, focus on the holidays themselves. Remember that making positive and lasting memories with friends and family is more important than perfect meal presentation or a flawless cornucopia.


It’s important to unwind and relax. Stress and anxiety can be difficult to get rid of, and chronic stress can take a serious toll on your mental and physical health. It’s important to find ways to relieve stress.

For some, this includes meditation, physical activity, reading, taking long bath, or getting a relaxing massage. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy is another great way to relieve stress. PEMF therapy provides a number of health benefits – including being used as a treatment for depression and anxiety – and an increasing number of people use PEMF for stress relief.

PEMF therapy treatments take just a few minutes and they can help you manage your holiday stress. We offer PEMF systems for sale or lease. Contact PEMF Complete to learn about adding PEMF therapy to your practice, or PEMF devices for personal use.

Leave a Comment