It happens every year: The holidays are supposed to be a
fun, easy, happy time, but every year, it seems we’re pulling our hair out over
the stress the season brings. Luckily, we’re providing you with fun and totally
fab ways to get your nerves under control.
1. Paint yourself red
Red is proven to boost your mood—why not deck your nails in
it? Even if you’re not a red-nail kinda gal, trust us, short, holiday-red nails
will have you dazzled. Tip: paint it on your toes, too, to make you feel more
Sephora by OPI Nailpolish in And a Cherry on Top, $9, sephora.com
2. Soothe your senses
No, it doesn’t have to be a cinnamon-scented pinecone, but
yes, aromatherapy works. Take a few minutes to breathe deeply and take a whiff
of something lavender, mint or chamomile to calm yourself down instantly.
Aromatherapy Pillow Mist Stress Relief-Eucalyptus Spearmint,
3. Eat well
Let yourself have small servings of whatever you like—just
keep your portion size in check. Before big bashes, snack on healthy,
fiber-full foods like apples, popcorn or pretzels so you don’t go overboard at
the buffet. The holidays are a great time to eat mainly vegetarian, too. You’ll
ensure your bod gets tonsa nutrients, while staying away from all the extra
4. Get rosy
Sometimes a girl just needs pick-me-up. Beauty minis are
perf for all the travel—and for a quick hit of color. Plus, they’re super cute.
We’re sweet on this petite version of Posietint, which is flattering on
Benefit’s Posietint Mini, $10, benefitcosmetics.com
5. Glam up your fitness
Celebs sometimes do CRAZY things to lose weight—so not cool.
But there are a lot of celeb-endorsed fitness regimes that we totally love. The
bod-sculpting Bar Method
is one of them. Load up your suitcase with exercise DVDs and then play one on
your laptop when you need a break from the madness.
BY BRIDGET RUNGE AND JESSICA D’ARGENIO ON 12/28/2010 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN stress, happy holidays, relax, boredom buster