The holidays are a time for joy and celebration. But, for many people, the stress of the season can be overwhelming. Whether you're feeling anxious about your to-do list or just want to get a little break from it all, we've got five tips for dealing with stress that might help you take back your life.
Know when to take a break.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, it's time to take a break. Find something that will take your mind off of the stressful situation. You can also try to do something productive, like making a list of solutions to your problem. If you can't find a way to deal with the stress, get help from someone who can.
Keep a journal.
Research has shown that keeping a journal is an effective way to reduce stress. When you're feeling stressed, write down what you're feeling. This can help you identify the cause of your stress and how to deal with it. You can also use your journal to write down things you are grateful for or to write a list of things you want to do.
Get your sleep on track.
1. Get your sleep on track.
2. Reduce the amount of stress in your life so you can enjoy things more.
3. Try doing something physical, like exercising or getting a massage.
4. You can also try meditating, removing yourself from stressful situations, or working on your time management.
5. For instance, if you are often stressed because you tend to run late, set an alarm for 10 minutes before you need to leave home.
Find a hobby.
Find something you enjoy doing, whether it's knitting, photography, gardening, or anything else. It doesn't have to be a huge time commitment. You can spend just a few minutes a day on it and it will make a big difference.
I know, I know. You're busy. You don't have time to sit and do nothing. But that's the point. Mindfulness is all about being present in the moment, which means you're not thinking about the past or the future. You're just being there. It's a way of living in the present moment without judgment. If you find yourself stressed out, try taking a few minutes to breathe deeply and focus on your body, thoughts and feelings.