This can be one of the busiest times of the year for many Therapists, trying to fit in enough hours so that you can enjoy time off without stressing about finances or letting clients down. Here are a few tips that we have picked up over the years to help you thrive over the toughest days of the holiday season. After all, this is the time of year we are meant to slow down and enjoy the little things with friends and family.
1. When possible, stick to your routine, even if you are adding on additional hours or working more days than usual to meet the demand. Maintaining your morning routine, workout routine, and sleep routine will help to keep stress levels down.
2. Take the time you need to reflect on how you feel and why you feel that way. Taking work-stress out on friends and family is easy to do. You can avoid this by making sure you take some time to be introspective.
3. Budget your time! When you don’t know how many hours you must work to take time off and pay your bills, it can be stressful. Make a plan, and we suggest working backward; think about how many days you want to have off, record how much you would make in that time and how much you need to make to cover bills, then go through the calendar and see where you can add in more hours to relieve that block of time off. Remember – you can always make up hours after the holidays as well. You don’t always need to fit it all in before – balance is essential!
4. Be sure to move & stretch your body outside of your practice – with shorter, colder days and long working hours, it can be hard to move your body outside of work. Go for a short walk to relieve built-up stress or take a few minutes to stretch after each day. Take care of your body so you can take care of others.
5. Spend some time in the sun – this is important for everyone; seasonal depression is a real thing, and unless you consciously make some time for the sun, it can be easy to miss! Even a 15–minute walk between sessions can be day changing.
If you have other tips that you have found helpful, please comment below and share!
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