Holiday Stress and How to Survive


For so many people the holidays are our favourite time of year. We love the decor, the food and the idea of finding the perfect gifts for those we love. And for many, the stress related to organizing, shopping, eating, drinking, wrapping, decorating, cooking, baking and family and friends can get out of hand. Even Santa and Mrs. Claus feel the pressure. With that in mind, we want to share some of our favourite ways to de-stress and relax to see us through this crazy holiday season.

Joy - Life Lessons from a Tuscan Villa

Lifestyle guru Debbie Travis shares what she has learned about the keys to a more vibrant, joyful and peaceful life.

Yoga mat

Everyone should have a yoga mat, whether you are an enthusiast or simply use it to stretch your weary body.

Stress Relief Tension Reducing Remedy Roll-on

Have this on you at all times. Wherever you are, as soon as you sense you are becoming overwhelmed, a thin application on your temples or the back of your neck can bring you instant comfort and allow you to regain control.

Bath Bomb Set

Here is one gift that you need to get for yourself, and don’t wait until Christmas morning to open it. Indulge yourself with a warm soak and one of these bombs, and feel your whole self start to relax.

House of Gucci - The Movie

During the holiday rush, head to the movie theatre to wind down and chill out. With a stellar cast and a decadent tale of the Gucci empire, you will be thinking about this movie for weeks and not the little troubles that usually haunt you this time of year.

Locked Diary

What do successful people like Oprah and Richard Branson have in common? They journal to help manage their stress and anxiety. Writing down your feelings, emotions, and general thoughts and ideas will help, it is scientifically proven.

The Holidays are wonderful, it’s a time of joy and celebration, a time for family and friends to gather together. We hope these little suggestions will have you reflecting on January 1st and saying, “Hey, that wasn’t so bad after all”!


See something you like? Shop these featured items in St. Vital Centre.

Joy - Life Lessons from a Tuscan Villa - Indigo $35.00
Gaiam Studio Select 6mm Yoga mat -  Sportchek $39.99
Stress Relief Tension Reducing Remedy Roll-on - Saje $30.00
Holiday Bath Bomb Set - Lush $35.95
House of Gucci - Playing now at SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas, prices vary
Locked Diary - Indigo $24.99

Main photo via Ivan Samkov

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