Relieve Your Holiday Stress with a Little Help from this Sweepstakes
As I write this post it’s an ungodly hour. I’ve had another night of interrupted sleep. The combination of pre-holiday stress (SO many gifts to buy still) and a set of looming December deadlines at work have gotten the best of me. Not to mention that a slew of holiday parties (holy hangover!) and cookie baking dates have zapped my time, energy and hydration. As much as I love all the joys of the holiday season, I must admit my stress level is high.
The makers of Excedrin® Extra Strength and Dr. Keri Peterson, M.D. have put together some interesting tips that invite you to “Take a Holiday from Headaches.”
To help avoid your triggers:
- Stick to your regular routine. Eating, sleeping and exercising as you do the rest of the year can help reduce the chances of getting a headache.*
- Manage your time and plan ahead. Coordinate plans and responsibilities in advance with relatives and friends, compose set menus when hosting a party and try to purchase gifts early so you’re not rushing at the last minute*
- Stay in ventilated spaces. As you browse through the mall, watch out for those scented candles or perfume if you are sensitive to smells**
- Eat and drink in moderation. Eat, drink, and be merry, but try not to consume sweets or alcoholic beverages in excess, as they could trigger headaches**
With all of the stress that can come with the holidays, the makers of Excedrin® are hoping to help alleviate some! Visit Facebook.com/Excedrin until January 1, 2014 to enter the “Take a Holiday from Headaches” sweepstakes, where you’ll be eligible for a chance to win daily prizes including gift cards to popular retailers and one lucky grand prize of $25,000 to help with shopping, travel and other holiday expenses – all of which can give anyone a headache. See official rules here.