While the holiday season signals the most wonderful time of the year, it’s also a time that’s often filled with stress and Christmas anxiety. Knowing how to deal with stress can help you to stay on top of your emotions throughout the holiday season by implementing the right lifestyle changes and Christmas stress relievers. Here are six of the best.
How To Deal With Stress And Christmas Anxiety
1. Invest in sleep
Sleep and stress levels are strongly interlinked. When you’re well-rested, your outlook on life will naturally improve thanks to increased energy levels. It should also be noted that sleep actively reduces your cortisol (the stress hormone) levels. A good evening routine that includes at least one hour away from screens should help you drift off in style, helping you to deal with stress and keep Christmas anxiety at bay.
2. Maintain interactions to help manage stress
Keeping up regular social interactions with friends and family can go a long way in helping you to deal with stress and anxiety. Our guide to staying connected will serve you well. Moreover, the holiday season is the perfect time to unleash your silly side with the family. Laughter truly is the best medicine for fighting Christmas anxiety.
3. Avoid unnecessary money stress and overspending
Presence, not presents! While the festive excitement can make it tempting to overspend on presents that are perhaps unnecessary, try to gift thoughtfully and ethically. Money stress is by far the most common source of Christmas anxiety.
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4. Deal with stress by scheduling time to relax
The holiday season may mean a lot of time off work, but it certainly doesn’t always mean taking a break. Christmas can be the busiest time of the year, and that can become very stressful very quickly. Consequently, it’s crucial that you create space in your diary to forget about the stresses of modern life.
A little pampering goes a long way in helping you to deal with stress and Christmas anxiety. Why not take 15 minutes to relax with a nourishing face mask? If you’re wanting to tackle dull and dry winter skin, our Age Defying Berry Fruit Enzyme Mask is perfect for the job. Fruit juice enzymes from apple, lemon and cranberry help to gently exfoliate dull surface cells, revealing the brighter-looking skin beneath.