Holiday stress begone!
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Air Travel Gets Smart(er)
Stressed out about your impending holiday travel schedule? Airlines feel your pain – and they’re doing something about it via improved apps. “This holiday season, location intelligence and indoor mapping technology is a traveler’s best friend,” writes Forbes’ Campbell Kennedy. “Now, simply by opening up your airline app, you’ll be able to see in digital reality, exactly how many minutes your security line wait is, how long the wait is at Starbucks and where the nearest airport lounge is.” That means that you’ll be saving time and energy at every turn. Feel that? You’re relaxing already.
Holiday Stress Survival Guide
Your holiday stress level is going down … but are you really prepared for the holidays? The Daily Beast has a handy holiday survival guide that will get you through the most wonderful time of the year unscathed. There’s a lot of good travel gear to stock up on – the Turtl Pillow and Summersalt’s incredibly comfy vegan silk pants. Skin care is key, too, since traveling inevitably disrupts your daily routines. A tip from the Beast: “Do yourself a favor and invest in a really, really good sheet mask. Yes, they’re usually one-time-use, but if that one time makes your skin go from Salt Flats to Amazonian rainforest, it’s worth it.” Done and done.
Have Yourself A Stress-Free Christmas
Find even more stress-conquering tips for the holidays via Health.com. Since this time of year is especially tough for those with SAD (seasonal affective disorder), it’s vital that you get your daily dose of sunshine. Take a long walk and soak up some vitamin D (walking is also an anxiety decreaser). And don’t be afraid to do less! “We go overboard to please others during the holidays: shopping, cooking, sending cards, and attending every event,” says George Pratt, PhD, a psychologist at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla in California. “Instead, take care of yourself by saying no at least once—and maybe more.”
Of course, a tried-and-true method for holiday stress reduction is to mix up plenty of cocktails. Liquor.com has you covered no matter what your booze preference is. Love tequila? Try the creamy Hornitos Holiday Horchata. Want to put a new spin on the classic eggnog? Give Uncle Angelo’s Eggnog a whirl. And your Christmas party will never be the same again after you concoct a big bowl of Naughty or Nice punch (word to the wise: this punch packs a punch!).