Healthy Habits

The Six Dimensions of Wellbeing: Holiday Balance

Content provided by the Health & Wellness Team at GBS Benefits

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Planning parties, buying the perfect gifts, spending time with friends and family, all while following up with every holiday tradition. These fun activities can stack up for a stressful and expensive experience.

This year find balance by creating a budget and focusing on the things that really matter.

Physical – Stress takes a toll on the body, leading to headaches, digestive issues, and a compromised immune system. Plan ahead and consider all seasonal costs to avoid unnecessary holiday stress.

Emotional – It’s important to manage stress by finding balance amidst the demands of daily life. Rather than attending every holiday event this year, practice saying “no” to alleviate pressures that often accompany a busy holiday season.

Intellectual – Reading is a great way to keep your mind active and strengthen neural connections. Ask for a book for Christmas this year to further your intellectual health.

Environmental – Reduce waste by saving and reusing gift bags and decorations during the holiday season.

Social – If throwing a holiday party, recruit friends and family to bring decorations or food to ease financial strain.

Financial – Prices on many items typically increase right before the holidays. Avoid last-minute shopping to save on holiday costs.

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