A family gathered around a holiday dinner table

Some of the biggest holidays are just around the corner, and with them comes lots of excitement. For some though, their anxiety and stress levels are already starting to rise. It’s a busy time of the year, which means it’s easy for people to get overwhelmed. If you’re someone who struggles to get through this season without feeling constantly stressed, here are some things you can do that might help you.


Getting into the holiday mood may take some time for you to do, but decorating could help with that. It lets you embrace the season on your timetable and lets it take its way into your home. When you decorate your home, you’re in control and do what you want how you want. You’re not required to listen to what others are telling you to do.


It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of things, but that can often only heighten anxiety. Instead of trying to keep up with the high pace of those around you, take some time to step back and remember what the holidays are really about. Don’t overwhelm yourself with what others are doing, stick to what you know is right for you.


While not everyone likes to bake, the holidays are a great time to hide away from stress and keep your mind busy doing something else. Baking will let you do just that. The handy part about it though, is once you’ve made treats and snacks, you can use them as gifts for various people. It’s a great way to help you stay calm, but get some holiday “shopping” done.


Although the stores tend to be busier than normal during their holiday hours, sometimes a little shopping therapy is all it takes to unwind. If you aren’t a fan of shopping in-store, you’ll find that most places now allow you to shop online. Sometimes you could find even better deals by doing it that way. If you love that in-store feeling though, try to go at times when there wouldn’t be a lot of other shoppers there. For instance, prime school or work hours.


There are several different products that have been created to help people stay relaxed and calm. Drinking certain herbal teas or specialized drinks is something that you can bring with you wherever you go. Ingesting CBD Flower is another natural way that will enable you to relax. When looking for products to help you with your anxiety, try to stay as natural as possible. You don’t want to face the negative side effects that could come from processed drugs and items.


One of the most important things to remember during the holidays is that you need to rest. Especially when you are battling anxiety. Getting enough sleep is vital to making sure your body is equipped to fight the strains and anxieties that will come. You may need to change your sleep schedule around in order to make sure that you will get enough each night but don’t hesitate to do so.


Going out for a walk is one of those hidden methods that can help you de-stress. It will help you clear your mind and forget about what’s going on. This often happens without you even realizing it. If you can, make it a part of your daily routine. If you live in a cold area, make sure to bundle up before going out. It doesn’t have to be long, even something as short as a thirty-minute walk could do wonders for your nerves.


Sometimes you have to have the power to just say, “No”. Holidays tend to be busy with various people asking if you want to attend parties, exchange gifts, go here or there, and do all sorts of things. Instead of trying to make everyone else happy and suffering alone, understand that you don’t have to say yes. Keep in mind how much you can handle, and don’t try to overextend yourself.

There’s no shame in how you feel during these seasons. It’s important that you do what you need to make sure you’re okay.

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Indy Summers is a freelance writer interested in fashion, healthy living, and fitness. She has worked as a master in esthetician, as a personal trainer, and as a freelance model for several years so considers herself an expert in these industries. For more of her work, visit https://nouw.com/indysummers.

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