The holidays are here, whether you like it or not, and for many, that means a lot of stress from family obligations, financial concerns and more.
Many of us are already too busy, says healthcare expert Dr. Ann Kulze. “Then you add to that increased responsibilities and obligations, more social engagement, entertainers, family comes in,” she said. “That means oh, I have to clean up the yard and the house. And I have additional cooking. And if it’s Christmas, I have to think about what I’m going to get for everyone, what I will get presents. ”
Luckily, there are a few ways to minimize holiday stress, and we spoke to health and organization experts about ways to keep it all together even when you want to run away from home. all.
“Be proactive and tell yourself that you refuse to be stressed. So it’s like, no, the holidays are for fun. They are for connection. They are for love. I won’t be stressed out,” Kulze said.
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Carolyn Kraut, founder and owner of Hands of Time Concierge. “There are also families who still hang wall calendars in their kitchens to keep track of family activities, keeping them separate from their work/plans.”
While it may be too late to start this year’s family planning calendar, prepare for 2022 with this pretty floral version (three other designs available) featuring a large grid, stickers, and hooks magnetic hanger.
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“Exercise is a very effective way to deal with stress. Being physically active helps release endorphins, which can balance your mood. The exercise doesn’t have to be complicated or strenuous. Something as simple as going for a walk can go a long way,” says wellness entrepreneur. Shahada Karim, founder of Habibi Body and Habibi Sport.
Take a walk around the block and feel like you’re walking on air with these super-cushioned kicks that will keep your feet comfortable and your body stress-free.
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Research has shown that the lamp has a light intensity of 10,000 lux placed 16 to 24 inches away from the eyes at a 45-degree angle to the eyes for 30 minutes can help treat seasonal affective disorder and other mood disorders. This SAD light is our winner for The best SAD lights in 2021 due to thoughtful controls and sleek packaging.
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“Yoga is a rock star in terms of stress resilience, stress reduction for obvious reasons and possibly a number of reasons that we are still trying to showcase,” explains Kulze. “It has the breath, it has the stretch, it has the retention of actual movements, it has a wonderful sedative effect on the body. And then there’s aerobic activity, especially moderate to vigorous. ”
Do gentle stretches, do a full body workout or just do savasana with our favorite yoga mat of 2021.
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For a more affordable option, these Lululemon-style tops are great for wearing during workouts while they’re walking around the house.
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“I call them the superstar food for fighting stress,” Kulze says of the stress-relieving teas. “Sipping freshly brewed tea from camellia sinensis leaves. It’s green tea, black tea, oolong tea, white tea.”
You’ll need something to make all the tea you’re going to drink, and this well-regarded, well-priced kettle has good looks and the ability to deliver hot water quickly.
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Like guise leaf tea? This tea set allows you to steep the tea (or herbs) of your choice in hot water or broth.
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“I am a huge fan of licorice tea. Karim says:
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Bring your soothing drink with you in this cute travel mug, available in five relaxing colors. Just sip as the traffic and world go by.
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“Lavender-scented products have been recommended for relaxation and stress relief,” says Kraut. This set will help you get into a relaxing routine that will help you fall asleep peacefully with the power of aromatherapy.
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“Usually during the holiday period, people entertain more and go to parties more, and their sleep is disturbed,” says Kulze. “And that will decrease your stress resilience exponentially and increase your tendency to feel stressed when you shouldn’t be, if you’re sleep-deprived.”
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