The holiday season is upon us and it’s time for festive holiday get-togethers with family, friends, and colleagues. From entertaining to grocery shopping, the holidays are full of festivities that can become stressful. Here are some tips for getting through the season.
- Get enough sleep.
- Practice meditation and commit to exercise.
- Plan ahead for stressful moments.
- Take extra care when traveling.
- Drop your pet off for daycare while you shop or run errands. Animals can get uptight and restless when they’re stuck in the house for too long — think of this as a form of cabin fever. Exercise and play help your pet release energy in ways that are beneficial for him and acceptable to you. Pets who are not getting enough exercise can become restless, irritable, hyperactive and anxious. Dogs and cats need to move and be engaged throughout the day, but when you’re busy with holiday commitments, this can be a challenge. Chances are, you’ll see less bad behavior and will have a happier pet. As a extra bonus, daily exercise can help lower your stress, too.