All of you holiday enthusiasts breathe a sigh of relief…

The holiday season is finally here!!!

It’s cold, but you relish the change in temperature and the falling snow.

It’s a perfect time to get together with your family, cook your favorite dinner, and bake cookies.

You might even attend a party or two, or host one.

Of course, there’s lots of shopping and decorating to do, too.

Sounds a bit overwhelming, right?

Well, all these activities can be stressful, causing you to feel tired and overwhelmed.

A day at the spa is just the ticket to help you recover from the holiday festivities.

There are also things you can do before the holiday gets into full swing to prevent you from getting stressed out.

Spa Treatment Perks

A therapeutic spa treatment will:

  • Help you disengage from the stress of work, conflicts in the family, and flurry of holiday activity. You’ll benefit from just getting away and focusing on yourself.
  • Give your body a chance to relax and rejuvenate.
  • Improve your blood circulation, letting more nutrients and oxygen flow through your body’s cells.
  • Stimulate the lymphatic system, helping usher toxins out of the boyd.
  • Release the hormone serotonin so you’ll feel good.
  • Relieve any pain from arthritis or sore muscles.
  • Exfoliate your skin and remove dead skin cells.
  • Purify your body.
  • Increase your skin’s moisture levels.
  • Relax your mind.

Go ahead and be proactive: Schedule a spa treatment in the midst of the busy holiday season. Your mind and body will thank you!

Avoiding holiday stress

You may not be able to avoid stress during the holiday season entirely, but if you are aware of triggers, know what can come up for you, and learn how to deal with the stress, you’ll do better each year.

Here are some ways to prepare for the holiday and avoid stress:

  • Don’t overspend. Know your budget’s limit and don’t go over it. A lack of money and overspending are two significant sources of stress. If you can’t afford a gift, don’t buy it. You don’t want to be under financial stress for the rest of the year because of impulsive holiday gift-buying decisions.
  • Go with personal gifts. Great presents don’t have to cost a lot of money. Come up with personal gifts instead that will be meaningful to the recipients. These types of presents are often remembered long after the holiday passes.
  • Be organized. Keep track of events to go to and things to do to avoid your schedule spiraling out of control. When you write down all of these things on paper, it will also help you say no to events and things that you don’t have time to include in the holiday season.
  • Share. Let the people around you help out. You don’t have to be the holiday hero this year. In fact, spending time with your family as you all wrap presents together kills two birds with one stone: You get the job done and enjoy each other’s company.
  • Be real. The holiday season doesn’t have to perfect, so let go of that pressure right now. Emphasize experiences over things and prefer traditions over a hectic schedule. If you need to limit your exposure toxic people, it’s also okay to say no to an invitation that would bring you together.

Don’t be a victim to holiday stress. Learn how to avoid some of it, and then treat yourself to the spa for a day to recover from the festivities.

For more information about HideAway Country Inn’s spa services, contact us today! We offer a variety of spa packages for every occasion. Grab your girlfriends or your significant other  –  or give yourself permission to go it alone  –  and hit the Ohio countryside to relax and rewind, and fully recover from the holiday festivities!

What stresses you out the most during the holiday season?

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