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What’s Your Holiday Burnout Cure? #BurnoutCure Book Giveaway

The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration…and stress! Parties and family gatherings, finding that perfect gift for loved ones, decorating and other joyful parts of Christmas celebrations can leave many women feeling burned out! Self-care often gets put on the back burner during the holidays in order to meet our own and other’s expectations.

Here are a few things I do to prevent holiday burnout:

  1. I give myself permission NOT to attend every gathering my family is invited to attend (even if we want to go).
  2. I schedule down time to nap, read, get a pedicure, or relax in a hot tub.
  3. I make sure I maintain some kind of physical activity.
  4. Find joy in giving!

So…I want to give away 3 Burnout Cure books this week

To enter:

  1. Post your holiday burnout cure tip in the comments below
  2. Share this post on social media & invite your friends to share their Burnout Cure (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linked In…)
  3. I’ll randomly pick 3 winners this Friday (12/20/13)!

Now it’s your turn to share your holiday self-care tips to prevent burnout!

Purchase The Burnout Cure online

About Dr. Julie Hanks, LCSW:
Dynamic self & relationship expert Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW loves to make a difference for women. She owns Wasatch Family Therapy and regularly contributes to TV Shows and her advice has been featured nationally including Wall Street Journal, Parenting, Fox News, and others. Connect on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. Her books The Burnout Cure and The Assertiveness Guide are now available. Dr. Hanks is currently accepting coaching clients.


Valerie Teeter

Massage is always a good way to take time to put yourself back at the top of the to do list!

Jana Conrad

I buy treats instead of making them. I shop online. And I make art both for gifts and for my own relaxation and therapy.

Pam Baumeister

My burnout cure for the holidays and for any busy time:

1. Get enough rest. That means going to bed around 10-10:30pm
2. Plan meals and prepare them ahead of time so the week is easier.

jessica hedgepeth

I have been working out every morning and only doing as much as I can in one day 🙂

Carol Moody

We’ve simplified our Christmas & our focus is on who’s birthday we celebrate, Our Savior & His life of service….so we are giving “gifts” of service instead of all the gifts, we used to give each other. Have a blessed Christmas Julie !!!


I focus every FHE during the month of December on Service. I find that this focus rejuvenates and has a diminshing affect on worldly pressures.

Amanda Bitner

I make sure to get my sleep each night, and lots of vitamins!

Rosie G.

I don’t have any tips. I’m burned out! I need your book to give me answers. Help!


Trying to go to bed at a reasonable time. Getting some physical activity too.


I talk to my hubby on the phone. He usually helps calm me down. He is working out of state right now. 🙁


A listening and dance session to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas.” Those bells get my feet moving EVERY TIME!


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Kay Curtiss

I’ve been learning about essential oils over the last year and lavender helps me relax and relieve stress but my new favorite is Frankincense – I love it and it also helps me relax and de-stress.


my kids are getting four gifts…something to wear, something to read, something they want, something they need. This has helped cut down on a lot of stress.

Leila James

Give simple mostly homemade gifts and call it good.

Dezi A

I make sure I get time to myself – tv or books – every night, no matter what my to do list looks like. I also make sure to wake up early enough to read my scriptures every morning, that always seems to be better for me than the extra sleep.
Thanks for the chance!


I enjoy listening to your advice on Studio 5…I share it with my friends. This Christmas season I am focusing on my family and doing things that bring joy to my family. I am making a real effort to eliminate stress by cutting back on the list of “have to do” items, shopping online, and taking time to make memories.


I don’t think I have any good tips as I’m feeling pretty burned out right now! But I finally gave myself permission to not worry about giving out neighbor gifts and goodies this year.

Julie Swander

I try to get as much done as early as possible and leave myself open to if it doesn’t get done today then don’t stress over it. And Always except help when its offered.


Getting enough sleep.


Claim my victories where I find them! (a win is a win, don’t let expectations get in the way)


Give yourself permission not to do everything everyone else thinks you should! I have decided no cards, no neighbor/co-worker gifts, and not letting myself feel guilty about on pipece of it!

Sheryl Coe

I’ve taught our family that not every tradition is “every year.” I drink an insane amount of water. And I have FINALLY learned the word “no” when it comes to overcommitting our time as a family.


Quality sleep is critical, so is making sure no medical issues are impacting energy levels. Screenings for depression, thyroid levels, anemia, and general health can help rule out underlying and treatable contributors to burnout!

Looking forward to reading your book!

Mandi Roth

I give myself permission to say no, and to feel the spirit of this Christmas season. It’s been a hard one. I would LOVE To read your book.

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