Did you know there is a direct link to holiday stress and health?
It can be mental health or even physical health. There are many common ailments that can be prevented by staying on top of holiday stress, and the following article will give you some solid advice on how to start doing so today.
A Little Meditation
To reduce the amount of holiday stress in your life, try to meditate, either with a group or alone in your home. This will give you the ability to focus your energy on something other than your problems and also appease your body from the inside out. When in a trance, you will be free of all your troubles.
Find A Release
Don't let your emotions get bottled up. Find a way to release them and you won't feel as stressed. Some people feel better after venting to a friend, others prefer to write to get their feelings out. If you're sad, cry for a bit. If you're angry, try hitting a punching bag for a few minutes. If your emotions aren't being pent up, you won't be as stressed.
Create An Affirmation
An affirmation is a rote statement you can say to activate your defense mechanisms against stress. By running the mantra in your mind, you will be able to control the self-critical thoughts that like to pop up in your head at times, and cause you unnecessary stress. Inform yourself that you're capable of dealing with it, that you are calm, or whatever affirmations can help you feel better.
While all holiday stress cannot be eliminated from life, remembering these tips during the holiday season can be the key to reducing the mental or physical problems stress can manifest.
Use these tips to help reduce or even see the disappearance of stress-related illnesses, conditions and unhealthy behaviors.