By Kim Della Porta, Kim Della Porta Health Coaching

The holiday season can be overwhelming, with the pressure to get everything done while also enjoying the festivities. Here are ten tips to help you reduce stress (and have more fun!!!) during this busy time of year:

First, plan ahead as much as possible. By shopping and preparing ahead of time, you'll have more time for relaxation when the busy holiday season arrives. If you do need to shop last minute, consider shopping locally to avoid shipping delays.

Next, fuel your body with a healthy and balanced diet. While it's okay to indulge in holiday treats, make sure to also include a variety of fruits, vegetables, protein, and healthy fats on your plate.

Third, meet up with a friend and get some fresh air. Whether you grab coffee, go for a walk, or do some shopping, spending time with a friend can help reduce stress and boost your mood.

Fourth, let your inner child out and have some fun. Build a snow fort, have a snowball fight, or go sledding. Laughter and play can be great stress relievers.

Fifth, prioritize getting enough sleep. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night to help you feel rested, productive, and less stressed.

Sixth, don't feel like you have to say yes to every holiday activity. Prioritize those that truly bring you joy and don't be afraid to say no to the rest.

Seventh, remember that you don't have to do everything. Focus on the things that matter most to you and your family and let go of the rest.

Eighth, take time for self-care. Whether it's meditation, aromatherapy, or simply relaxing with a holiday movie, make sure to prioritize your own well-being.

Ninth, stick to your daily routine as much as possible. This can help you stay on track and reduce stress during the busy holiday season.

And tenth, don't be afraid to delegate tasks and accept help from others. This can free up time for more enjoyable holiday activities and make your loved ones feel appreciated and included.

I know this list of ten things may seem like a lot, but even if you include a few of these habits/changes into your life, I am sure you will be feeling a lot happier (and healthier) this holiday season!

About the author: 


Kim is a mama of 2 boys and a health coach dedicated to helping others make sustainable changes to achieve their best self (whatever that looks and feels like for them)

Kim is all about meeting her clients where they are and working with them on small changes they can integrate into their daily lives to make a BIG impact! She works side by side with clients as a guide as they work toward achieving their health goals, in areas like stress management, water intake, healthy eating, movement, sugar cravings, sleep improvement and much more! For more information on Kim and her programs visit

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