Survive the Festive Season with These Stress-Busting Tips

Christmas: A Season of Festive Fun or a Stressful Frenzy?

The Christmas season is a time for joy, cheer, and of course, plenty of stress! Between family gatherings, shopping sprees, and the pressure to create the perfect Christmas experience, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and burnt out. But fear not, for we’re here to help you navigate this joyous yet demanding time without losing your festive spirit or your sanity.

Survive the festive season with these stress-busting tips.

Baby its cold outside.

Christmastime is a time for giving, but not giving up your own needs and well-being. It’s perfectly okay to decline that extra party invitation or that last-minute baking marathon. Saying ‘no’ allows you to focus on what truly matters to you and makes December more enjoyable overall.

One more sleep.

Sleep is the ultimate stress reliever, so make sure you’re getting enough shut-eye throughout the festive season. Aim for 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night to recharge your body and mind. A well-rested you is better equipped to handle the hustle and bustle of Christmas.

Holly jolly Christmas.

Healthy eating is not just about weight management; it’s also essential for maintaining mental clarity and reducing stress. While you’re indulging in festive treats, don’t forget to fill your plate with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains along the way.

Jingle bell rock.

Regular exercise is a great way to combat stress and boost your mood. Even a short walk or some light yoga during your lunch break can make a significant difference. So, lace up your trainers and get moving!

Have yourself a merry little Christmas.

Mindfulness techniques like meditation and deep breathing can help calm your mind and reduce anxiety. Even just a few minutes of mindfulness can make a big difference in your overall well-being.

Lonely this Christmas.

Don’t try to shoulder all the responsibilities yourself. Delegate tasks to family members, friends, and colleagues. And don’t be afraid to ask for help when needed.

All I want for Christmas.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Christmas, it’s easy to forget to appreciate the simple things. Take time to savour the delicious food, the laughter of loved ones, and the warmth of the holiday spirit.

Step into Christmas.

Make time for activities that help you relax and recharge. Whether it’s reading a good book, taking a bath, or listening to soothing music, find things that bring you joy and help you de-stress.

Underneath the tree.

Christmastime is about the spirit of giving, not giving yourself a panic attack. Remember to enjoy the season, focus on spending quality time with loved ones, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year?

Remember, Christmas should be a time of joy and celebration, not of stress and burnout. By taking care of yourselves and prioritising your well-being, you can survive work during the festive season with our stress-busting tips. Enjoy the season to the fullest and create lasting memories that will bring you happiness throughout the year.


If you’d like to read more about reducing stress in the workplace, try reading our blog The Mindful Office: 5 Simple Ways to improve your Well-being, reduce Work Stress and increase Productivity.


Erin Belmont

About the author

I look after the marketing for Octopus – from the social media and website you see online to the events we put on throughout the year.

I love being in the middle of things, soaking up the lively dynamic atmosphere. The team at Octopus really care about our job searchers and clients and do everything they can to understand everyone’s needs and make intelligent and productive job matches. Their drive and fun loving spirit inspire me every day!