Are the holidays the season of excitement or a time for stress and anxiety? In a perfect world, the holidays would be full of cheers. But for some people, the extra-hectic schedule and unmet expectations that tend to come with the season can lead to a less festive emotional state.
This year, plan to enjoy the season by following four of the top-secret tips to maintaining a happy mindset during the holidays.
1. Look at the big picture: Take a step back and try to see the big picture. This year might be tough, or you might be feeling down. No matter how tough things are for you, there is always at least one thing that's going right.
2. Be positive: Stay away from negative thoughts and focus more on the good things in your life and you will once again be lifted by the spirit of the holidays.
3. Exercise: It can be harder to fit in time to exercise with everything going on, but this is also when it can help us the most. Exercise can help release endorphins, manage stress and it will help keep those extra holiday pounds at bay as well.
4. Schedule quiet time: Whether it's for a few hours or an entire day, relax any way you want. Meditate, watch your favorite movie, sleep, read a book - it's your personal quiet and decompress time to help keep you feeling balanced among all the craziness of the season.
Over the past year with the pandemic, we’ve really become aware of how important touch, connection and health is to your mental well-being. Start the crazy holiday season or even the new year off by taking some time to yourself to relax, rejuvenate and refresh. Book your appointment with us by clicking the link below!