Eight Ways to Help You Survive the Upcoming Holiday Season

Time for Some Self Care

This year, Mobile Edge not only wants to help you keep your gear safe and secure, we want you to dish out a little self-care as you navigate between treats and temptations, late nights, long-distance travel, and re-connecting with friends and relatives you might not normally hang out with.

  • Are you prepared to get too little sleep, eat too much food, and to have your normal work and home routines disrupted?
  • Are you prepared to get stuff in traffic, spend too much time in airport security lines, and avoid topics of conversation such a politics and religion?

To help ease some of the stress of the season, we’ve put together the following survival guide of eight tips designed to help you get the most out of your upcoming holidays.

  1. Manage Your Expectations

Is it realistic to expect the ideal holiday? Not every meal or get-together or gift exchange works out 100% as expected. Disappointment happens. Psychology Today says that’s okay and that we need to be realistic because “nobody has a perfect holiday” and that maybe, just maybe, a “good enough holiday” is good enough.

  1. Maintain Routines

If you do nothing else this holiday season, keep to your regular routine at home, work, and at school as much as possible. We know it’s tough with so many distractions, but all of those extracurricular activities add up to a lot of stress. So, exercise and eat as you normally do. Go to bed on time and attend work and school as you always do.

  1. Behave Yourself

It’s easy to overdo it at parties—especially when the food is free, the bar is open, and the company is good. Don’t eat so much you make yourself sick and learn to politely decline the host or hostess’s offer of a goodie bag for later. As for alcohol consumption, don’t be that guy (or gal) who embarrasses him or herself at the office party. EmilyPost.com recommends following the “one-drink” rule.

  1. Be A Joiner

If you’re going to an office party or family gathering, you might as well have a good time, and the easiest way to have a good time is to participate. Be a joiner. Engage in polite conversation. If your spouse or significant other attends with you, be sure to introduce him or her to anyone he or she might not know.

  1. Keep the Conversation Appropriate

The golden rule of parties and family get-togethers is “never discuss politics or religion.” For a lot of reasons that’s probably sound advice. However, idle chitchat can only go so far before people start to get bleary-eyed. Sometimes it’s okay to discuss taboo topics provided you know your audience and you know he/she/they will be receptive. Above all else, keep it appropriate and respectful (and be sure to adhere to tip #3 above).

  1. Acknowledge Those Who Can’t Be with You

During the holidays, we can go from the highest of highs—recalling fond memories of loved ones—to the lowest of lows, knowing that not everyone we’d like to share the experience with can be with us. For those dearly departed, WhatsYourGrief.com suggests (among other things) lighting a candle in his or her memory, including a favorite dish of his or her in your holiday meal, or making an ornament, wreath, or other decoration in his or her honor. As for family and friends who are simply can’t make it, rest assured you can always call or Facetime or Skype to include them in your celebration.

  1. Take A Breather

Rest assured, at some point this holiday season, you will feel overwhelmed. That’s when it’s okay, even beneficial, to step back and say, “Today I need some me time.” YogaInternational.com recommends hitting the reset button on holiday stress by reading a book, enjoying a cup of tea, taking a longer than usual shower or bath, or simply taking a deep breath (or two) before moving on to the next thing.

  1. Be Grateful

Perhaps the greatest gift you can give is the gift of gratitude. Numerous studies show that expressing gratitude helps reduce stress, improve depression, fight insomnia, increase self-esteem, and improve relationships. Plus, when someone does something good for you or for others, expressing gratitude is simply the right thing to do! We’re Here to Help

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Mobile Edge invites you to check out all of our collections for that special man or woman on your list—and if you’re not sure which gift is right for your loved one, we make it easy to buy Mobile Edge gift cards that can be applied towards any purchase at MobileEdge.com. Available in denominations of $25, $50, $100, $150, $200, or $250, you can give Mobile Edge gift cards with confidence—they never expire!

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