How to keep yourself from feeling emotionally drained this Christmas
Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy & jubilation, yet, for some people, the Holiday Season has a tendency to be a time of tumult & stress. For people who find themselves filled with anxiety around Christmas time, seeing other people enjoy the festivities of this so-called "magical time of year" can be isolating.
During the Christmas season it is easy to find yourself emotionally drained with all that is happening around you. It is important to remember to take care of yourself, as well as others, to ensure everyone has a happy holidays.
Feel Less Drained & Enjoy Christmas More
Get Some Sleep
With so many Christmas parties to attend, & so many gifts to buy & wrap, who has time for a solid 8 hours of sleep a night?
While it can be hard to leave an event early or not watch old holiday movies into the wee hours of the morning, getting a good nights rest is crucial to recharging not only your body, but your mind.
Waking up well rested will enable you to think clearly & logically, & will leave you less likely to feel overwhelmed. Getting enough sleep throughout the Holiday Season is the first step in keeping yourself charged up for all the jolliness of the Holidays.
Christmas is a time for indulgence. Food & drink consumption is plentiful & this can leave you feeling sluggish & worn out.
Working off those extra holiday pounds & kilos will not only improve your physical state, but the release of endorphins during exercise will increase your mood & decrease your stress levels. During the Holiday Season (& throughout the rest of the year), make exercise a regular part of your self care routine. Not only is exercise great for maintaining a healthy weight, it's also a great way to boost your mood & is essential for brain health & improved mental function.
Finding downtime during the busy Christmas period can be difficult, however it is important for your own wellbeing.
Using Essential Oils is an exellent way to unwind & clear your mind. Lavender, Chamomile or Rose Essential Oil are all great starting points, or why not try some of our Christmas Essential Oil recipes here.
Practising Yoga & Meditation are also excellent ways to keep you from feeling weighed down. Carving out some time to relax is imperative if you'd like to partake in the joy of the Christmas season.
Focusing your energy on the present will prevent your mind from becoming overwhelmed. Allowing yourself to live in each moment will give your brain a better chance to process everything that is happening, leading to a more positive state of mind.
To learn more about practice mindfulness throughout the Holiday Season, click here.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR - EMMA LOU
Emma is a 31-year-old mother from the north coast of New South Wales, Australia.
She has a Bachelors degree in Business (Human Resources & Marketing) but has set aside work for the past 7 years to raise her 3 beautiful children.
Outside of the tears, tantrums & joy that is motherhood, Emma enjoys cooking, home decor & all things beauty related.