Even if you're excited to head home for the holidays, there will probably be those moments of utter annoyance and pain. Your aunt will probably ask why you're single, and your dad probably won't quite understand what your job entails (and therefore think you must be failing at adulting). Or perhaps all goes swimmingly, and none of those reasonably likely scenarios happen. Likely, you're still going to need some alone time during the holidays. A quick workout can help you chill out during the holidays.
It doesn't take a lot of space to sweat out some stress, and you don't need that long, either. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, connecting to your body through even short bursts of exercise can chemically help your brain feel better and more relaxed. And even a few minutes of mental exercise through deep breathing can calm your nervous system and remind your body that no matter how stressful family can be, you'll be alright. Fortunately, even if your childhood bedroom seems smaller than you remember, you've probably got more than enough room to get in a solid, de-stressing workout.
If you've got 15 minutes of reprieve from family activities, these three quick workouts can help you de-stress and enjoy your holiday just a little bit more.