The holiday season can be especially due to travel and preparations for Christmas Eve and Christmas. This stressful time of year calls for a relaxing down time, as well.
There are multiple different activities to help reduce stress levels after a busy stretch.
Here is a list of 10 different de-stressing activities:
1) Go for a walk
Taking a step outside can do wonders for the nervous system with some fresh air and sunshine to replenish you.
2) Catch up on some sleep
Not getting enough sleep during the holidays can be common as many people stay up late with family members or stay out late enjoying their days off.
3) Shut off social media apps
An influx of holiday social media posts can be overwhelming for anyone.
4) Get a massage
Tension can build up in the body after prolonged periods of stress. Getting a massage can help relieve the body from the physical stress accumulated this holiday.
Taking a second to slow down and clear your thoughts can be extremely beneficial this holiday season.
6) Listen to music
Music is a great way to clear the mind also after a lot of talking and different conversations with friends and family this holiday.
7) Deep breathing exercises
Deep breathing can instantly reduce stress and relieve pain.
8) Watch your overeating and drinking
Indulging in food and drink is common during the holiday. Make sure to take some breaks to let your body balance out.
9) Watch a movie with a loved one
Taking an hour or two to sit down and relax while watching a movie at home is a great way to de-stress after the holidays.
10) Put a rest to cooking
Christmas parties often mean standing in long lines at the grocery store, baking and cooking. Ordering take-out food can give you a well-deserved break from the oven.