The Top 10 Ways To Reduce Stress This Holiday Season

Nov 10

holiday season The Top 10 Ways To Reduce Stress This Holiday Season

By Dr. Jeffrey Parham, DC

Are you feeling pulled in many directions this holiday season?  Are you feeling stressed out about the holidays? Well you’re not along.

It’s that time of year when many people shift gears and the holidays take center stage.

Often, the holiday season is not all comfort and joy. It can be a time of great emotional and physical stress.

Here are some suggestions for reducing stress so that you and yours enjoy the holiday season.

1-     Take a break each day for yourself. Try mediation, prayer, a nap or read a book.  Exercise go for a walk or do some yoga. These are ways of reducing stress and energizing the body.

2-     Eat properly and drinks lots of water. Don’t use the holidays and stress as a reason to over-eat. Although the holidays bring with them sweet treats and extra appetizers, try not to make food the prime focus. And remember, just because someone offers you something, you do not have to accept.

3-     Maintain your regular exercise routine and get to bed at your usual time or earlier.

4-     Watch your alcohol consumption. Although some people believe alcohol decreases your stress, it is only a temporary solution.

5-     Don’t overdo work, eating, drinking or being merry. Overindulging in any of these areas is draining afterward.

6-     Plan ahead and allow extra time for shopping and travel. Stores airports and highways are extra busy this time of year.

7-     Breath is great for reducing stress and anxiety in the moment especially when dealing with difficult people, crowds or standing in line. Breathe in your nose and out your mouth. Place one hand on top of the other resting them on your chest or belly as you feel the breath under them. This short video shows how to use breath, focus and awareness to reduce Holiday stress.

8-     Getting a massage is a great way to reduce stress and relax.

9-     See your chiropractor  for a healthy spine and to improve nerve energy flow. The chiropractic adjustment helps relieve stress, improve function and increase energy.

10-  Remember to be thankful for everyone in your life. Take time to smile as you connect with them. With all the additional stress that can be added this holiday season it’s important to practice some de-stressing activities so your holiday is the festive and joyful time you really want it to be.  I hope you have the best holiday season ever!

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