‘Tis the season to be busy! During the holidays, temperatures drop, and stress levels rise. Pressure mounts at work to meet deadlines by year’s end, while festive errands swallow all of your spare time. This may be the most beautiful time of the year, but let’s be honest — holiday stress is a major tradeoff.

Finding simple ways to de-stress can help stave off your inner Grinch. That’s why we’re sharing the Cannabliss guide to minimizing holiday stress. Consider it our gift to you. You’re welcome. 

Get Stuff Done 

During the silly season, time runs out fast. Whenever possible, plan ahead to get things done before the last minute. Far too often, procrastination is a significant contributing factor to holiday stress. Take the pressure off by completing the tasks you dread the most to get them out of the way, and always reward yourself with a small treat afterwards as an incentive.

If your to-do list is already overflowing by early December, we have one comforting word of advice for you: DELEGATE. Enlist the help of friends and family members. Love holiday baking but hate wrapping presents? Play to your strengths and swap tasks with someone!

Speaking of holiday baking, why not celebrate with some festive edibles? Check out our blog on cooking with cannabis for inspiration.

Prioritize Holiday Invites 

Another major roadblock for smashing your seasonal errands? Attending all those holiday parties, events, and activities. This time of year is primetime for social gatherings. As fun as these events can be, the sheer volume of invites may get overwhelming.

Are you stressed out over pressure to attend a bunch of events? Don’t be afraid to say no once in a while. Between family, friends, work, and volunteer obligations — you’re allowed to prioritize. Plan your time wisely; over-committing isn’t worth the risk to your sanity!

Don’t Skimp on Sleep

Whether you’re pulling all-nighters to finish last-minute decorating, or staying out too late at the work Christmas party — sleep is non-negotiable. If you want to survive and thrive the holiday season, sleep is an absolute must for your mental and physical health! Because you know what else is mingling at those holiday gatherings? GERMS.

Sleep, exercise, and nutrition are all a big part of boosting your immune system to keep you healthy all season. It probably wouldn’t hurt to amp up your vitamin C intake, either. Ain’t nobody got time for the flu!

Practice Self Care 

During the cold winter months, many people find refuge in the great indoors. The holidays, while busy, offer a uniquely cozy opportunity for moments of relaxation. Amidst the hustle, be sure to pencil in time for yourself to de-stress. Read a book over a steaming mug of hot chocolate, cozy up in bed for a Netflix binge, or wind down in a warm bath. Embrace the JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out) — you deserve it! 

Indulge Strategically 

Despite the stress of the season, you’ll find plenty of occasions to indulge. Sweet and savoury treats on every table, spiked eggnog and cider in every glass. Gifts of cannabis, anyone?

After all your hard work, you may feel you’ve earned every last indulgence — and you’re not wrong! So drink up; eat up; smoke up! But know your limits, and celebrate within them. That way, you’ll not only survive the holidays, but you’ll also thrive well into the new year.

So while we can’t promise you a stress-free season, we hope you’ll put our stress management guide to good use. Happy Holidays! 


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