As Christmas Day approaches stress levels can reach their highest peaks often resulting in headaches or colds and flu because your immune system is depleted. Rushing around can take its toll on the body. Avoiding this is the key to well-being.
Last week I suggested some tips to take on board to try and avoid stress depleting you at Christmas time. Staying with your list of what is achievable can ease the pressure and ensure you don’t say ‘yes’ to taking on too many things that’s going to take you beyond your comfort zone. Remembering to take some down time for yourself is important to recharge your batteries.
Avoiding been caught up with the pressures of having to have everything perfect or having to give or receive the ‘perfect’ gift can also ease off the burden. Looking to give and receive with an attitude of gratitude will certainly help your feelings of well-being as it takes away the focus from perfection to one of thankfulness.
As we come towards the end of the year we can often be hard on ourselves as to what we have achieved in the year. We have a tendency to think of what hasn’t been achieved instead of the things that have gone well no matter how big or small. Appreciating the experience of going for the goal we set ourselves, whether it was realised or not, is the main focus here. We acknowledge to ourselves it’s the experience and what we learnt from it that is important and that this will benefit your well-being as you are taking a gentler approach to your inner self talk.
So take time to nurture yourself over this Christmas period. Self-love helps you to fill up with a sense of well-being and then you have more to give to others. What can you do for yourself that is a loving act? Don’t forget to acknowledge to yourself how great you are doing.
With that it only leaves me to wish you a wonderful, joyous Christmas and New Year!