The holidays are all about spending time with the ones you love. But for many of us, the holidays also trigger stress and anxiety due to our long shopping lists and crazy work schedules. Here are five ways to ease holiday anxiety!
Exercising is a great way to release feel-good endorphins and get your mind off of any negative thoughts. Doing it regularly can boost your confidence and your mood. It’s definitely a healthy way of coping with anxiety and any negative feeling. Health is wealth!
Sleep is a huge factor in overall wellness! Anxiety can make it harder to fall asleep, so it is important to make sure you get to bed early and your 8 hours of sleep. Ways you can promote a night of more restful sleep is by having some soothing chamomile tea, sleep meditation, or breathwork before bed.
Spend Time Outside
Being in nature is an incredible way to soothe the mind and ease anxiety. What you see, hear, and experience in nature can improve your mood in a moment. The sun also triggers an increase in our serotonin levels – the key hormone that stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness.
Create a Plan
Planning is a great tool for those who suffer from anxiety. Having a planner can be helpful to organize your thoughts and spread out your duties. Take all the thoughts out of your brain and put them down in your planner so that you can focus on more important things like…
Life is all about having fun! Laughing is a strange, but healthy way to relieve stress. Live in the moment and enjoy the time you have with friends and family. Life is short, so live and let go of anything that is not serving you in a positive way.