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6 Tips to Nurture Calm This Holiday Season

6 Tips to Nurture Calm This Holiday Season

anxiety Dec 11, 2019

Holiday marketing and Hallmark movies will tell you that the season is only full of Joy, laughter, and celebrations. But, for some, the holidays can bring up stress and disrupt calm. Try the six tips below to support your calm this season.

1. Meditate.

Try a daily meditation practice for the few weeks before the holidays and until they wrap up (or continue beyond!). Even just five minutes of meditation can set up your entire day. Try Dr. Culbert's meditation on compassion and tolerance.

“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes everyday - unless you're too busy; then you should sit for an hour.” ― Dr. Sukhraj Dhillon

2. Keep up with your regular exercise routine.

Try to make room for your regularly scheduled workouts. If you can't find the time, opt for an active group activity such as a hike or a walk around the neighborhood. 

3. Regulate your sleep schedule.

Do your best to go to bed and rise at the same time every day. Late night gatherings happen, but try not to sleep in beyond about 60 minutes of your usual time. Also aim for about 7-8 hours of sleep to support your calm. 

4. Stay hydrated.

Drinking enough water actually helps your mood and can dampen anxiety. Drink enough daily and alternate those spirits with a glass of water. 

5. Try mind-body practices.

It's easy to feel disconnected when your schedule is packed. Try starting or ending your day with some restorative yoga poses. Try this restorative yoga sequence

6. Utilize aromatherapy.

Here's a really easy one... smell things that make you feel calm and happy! Aromatherapy is a surprisingly effective tool to help shift mood and energy.  

 

Wishing you a calm and nourishing holiday season!

 


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