De-Stress After the Holiday Excitement

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De-Stress After the Holiday Excitement

 

Around 26% of people surveyed stated that they feel higher levels of stress during the holiday season than at other times of the year. But now that we are into a new year, this is the best time for you to de-stress after the holiday excitement. 

 

Gathering your thoughts and taking some time for yourself will allow you to shed the worries of the past and move forward with a positive outlook for the months ahead. Click To Tweet

Talk About Your Feelings

 

The benefits of talking about your feelings with someone cannot be understated. When you feel particularly troubled, talking it through with someone helps alleviate those troubles. There is an entire therapy industry built around it. However, not everyone can afford a therapist. But you can find solace in others who will listen. Friends and family are excellent sources of confidants. Yet some feel embarrassed or may not have a family. Fortunately, you can speak to charity helplines and take advantage of trial chat lines in your local area.

 

Consider Ancient Practice

 

Another popular contributor to a de-stressing goal is the mindful practice of ancient techniques. Ancient arts like Yoga, Tai Chi, and meditation in various forms have been around for thousands of years. And they are still popular today. For instance, it is estimated that almost 30 million people practice Yoga worldwide. Of course, Yoga isn’t accessible for everyone, but you can adopt a meditation routine. Just 15 minutes of meditation per day can help with concentration, focus, and memory. Stress, pain, and anger can also be reduced or controlled.

Peace of Mind

 

Peace of mind is something you might find challenging to achieve. De-stressing contributes to peace of mind. However, there are always issues that seem to linger. Money, for example, is a common worry following the Christmas period because you might spend more than you should have. But don’t despair. You can always take control of your finances, and there is always help available. But you need to make actionable changes towards your own peace of mind since no one can do it for you. A good start is to list your issues and possible solutions to them.

Make Achievable Goals

 

New Year’s resolution is the scourge of the start of annual plans. A primary reason is that people make plans that aren’t achievable. In turn, this will place more pressure on you and contribute to stress. To counteract this, make a list of achievable goals beyond reasonable possibilities. For example, if you want to lose weight, make a monthly goal and how you can do it, such as cutting fat and exercising for 30 minutes per day. Almost anyone can spare half an hour per day for running, jogging, or cycling.

Eat Healthier

 

According to the old adage, you are what you eat. Therefore, healthy eating is a crucial part of feeling better. Fresh vegetables and fruits are a significant first step since they provide the necessary vitamins and minerals. But you need to go further. First, cutting harmful trans fats and excess sugar from your diet will significantly reduce problems such as fatigue, weight gain, and IBS. Additionally, cutting alcohol is a popular choice for Dry January since most drink double the usual anoint over the holidays. You can feel even better if you cut out alcohol entirely for the rest of the year.

 

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.