Maintaining Peace Under Holiday Pressure

by on December 7th, 2010 at 7:00 am

Stress and added responsibilities can make the holidays a prime time for meltdowns…follow these simple tips to stay calm:

  • Take a deep breath, (or a few of them) – Breathing rhythmically will help calm your heart rate down, which in turn relaxes the entire body.
  • Close your eyes- Closing your eyes will help you re-gain perspective. Moving your eyes from side to side while they are still closed will also help you separate yourself from the negative emotions you may be experiencing.
  • Use visualization techniques- There are certain images that we can go back to when we feel overwhelmed. Pick one that works for you, it could be an animal, a person, or peaceful scenery. Words can be used similarly and just as effectively as mantras. Recalling your personal mantra or image can be an incredibly effective calming tool.
  • Exercise- It is well known that exercise relieves stress. One of the most important things you can do to prevent pent-up tension from wrecking health havoc is to work out. Try to at least take a brisk walk for a few minutes, each day.
  • Watch your diet- Overindulging on foods high in fat, sugars, and additives is a sure way to get us all worked up for nothing. Try to limit your intake of these mood-altering foods.

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  3. Deb

    Dec 9th, 2010

    Thanks for this post, I can definitely tell a difference in my demeanor just by the foods I eat! Recently I have been working out more to combat stress and this article just reiterated the fact that physical activity really does help mental health!

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