In this season full of joy, many people may feel stress and anxiety. Perhaps this has never been truer than in this unprecedented year, with all of us experiencing a steady increase in stress and anxiety. I have experienced. However, there are ways to make the season easier.
Here are some tips from spiritual healer Hitesh Chakraworty for dealing with anxiety and stress during the hectic holiday season.
What tips do you have for dealing with anxiety and stress during the holiday season?
1. Maintain a regular schedule and take care of yourself
It’s a hectic time. We often cater to complex people’s needs and there is a lot of pressure to make everything perfect. Life can be so busy that some of his normal self-care routines may be disrupted. Get enough sleep, eat as healthy as possible, and drink in moderation. If you have children, try to keep your schedule as regular as possible.
2. Accept your mistakes
When preparing for the holidays, we often set ourselves impossible standards. Before you start planning, realize that things may not go according to plan. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Imperfections are natural and healthy. It may just take practice for some, but it can help you cope with stress.
3. Keep in mind what really matters
Holidays are stressful with long lines and heavy traffic. When you’re overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle, ask yourself, “Where does this fit in the grand scheme of things?” If you’re frustrated by the long grocery line in front of you, remember that it’s a long grocery line. Don’t let it ruin your afternoon.
“Can you stop and reflect on this moment of frustration?”
Good things that happened today or things you are grateful for while the cashier calls your previous customer.
4. Movement and Breathing
Schedule a short relaxation time. If you exercise regularly, at least make time for short periods of exercise. Walking outside clears your head. Take a few deep breaths now. Studies have shown that taking a few deep breaths can lower your heart rate and blood pressure.
5. Recognize your limits
Whatever is comfortable for you and your family is the “right way” to celebrate the holidays this year. This means fewer traditional events where there are family gatherings and fewer out-of-state visits to relatives.
6. Stay positive
Maintain a balance between realistic and optimistic expectations. It’s common to put pressure on yourself while on vacation, but nothing is perfect and what you do is good enough for people.
7. Budget your gifts and be creative
Consider creating a reasonable budget based on how much money you can afford, and consider how that amount will be divided among the people who may need to purchase the gift. Think how powerful meaningful gifts can be. Plan a tour or scavenger hunt of places that are important to your relationship. It suggests a framed photograph of the experience that remains.
8. Be careful when participating in heated discussions
Here is one of the most important tips for dealing with stress. Realize that different members of your family may have very different opinions than you, so plan ahead how you will handle this. Respect and listen to others before expressing your thoughts. And you want to choose your battles carefully. Some people can handle difficult conversations very well, while others may have family members who are not and you don’t want to get involved.