Relieve Holiday Stress With These 3 Tips
The holiday season and new year are fast approaching. It’s time to get excited about the festivities, a small break from work, and spending quality time with family. But the stress to accomplish travel plans, shopping, or cooking can be overwhelming. That is why it is important to know how to manage and keep your stress levels at a minimum.
Enjoy this time of year by following these holiday stress minimizers:
Being active can enhance your mood, promote a healthy sleep schedule, and help you cope with stress. When exercising, endorphins are released from the brain and act as a natural pain killer. It is also known as the mood enhancing chemical, so feelings of anxiety or depression can be relieved. We recommend walking, jogging, biking, or other aerobic activities.
Set Realistic Expectations
A poll taken by the American Psychological Association indicated that 8 out of 10 people anticipate increased stress over the holidays. In order to not be a part of this statistic, set goals that you can actually accomplish. But these do not have to be accomplished alone, delegate your responsibilities to others and even make it a family affair.
Take “Me” Time
Leaving time to to relax is a great way to relieve holiday stress. Don’t try to tell yourself you don’t have time to relax. All it takes is 15 minutes! Spending this time alone, either walking, taking a bath, listening to music, or getting a massage can make all the difference.
If the holiday stress has you beaten down, utilizing physical therapy or our Chiropractor as a natural stress reliever can help immensely. Contact us today to schedule your stress relieving appointment!