The holidays can be a stressful time for many. From finding the perfect gift or expectations so high make you feel like you can’t achieve it. It’s important to keep an eye on your mental health during this time. Especially due to the fact that you’re consistently focused on others during this time. We’ve laid out 3 tips to help beat any holiday anxiety you might have. If any of these tips help you this season, let us know below.
Get Up and Get Moving
You’ve probably heard before that physical activity helps mental clarity. It’s a great way to keep anxious thoughts at bay. During the holiday rush, it’s easy to put exercising on the back-burner. When we’re experiencing stress, our bodies typically tighten up. Therefore, overtime we can start to feel extreme aches. However, implementing small physical activity consistently will continuously work to unwind that spring. This will help you feel more relaxed and less tense. That’s why we recommend not neglecting your physical activity during the holiday season. Plus, exercise has been shown through countless studies to lift your mood in general. Helping you stay and feel more upbeat and positive.
If you’re not sure how to increase your activity, try to commit to a mile walk each morning or evening. Then, start implementing hobbies that you like. Such as lifting weights, jogging, or even playing your favorite sport. Here are some non-traditional ways to stay active:
- Go for a hike
- Park your car farther back in the shopping center
- Take the stairs when given the option
Take 5-10 Minutes to Be Alone
One of the biggest changes during the season is you’re constantly busy with plans and meeting up with extended friends and family. Your alone time during this time begins to dwindle. Which could also be a reason why you feel seasonal anxiety during this time. In fact, meditation is one of the most effective techniques known for dealing with stress. If you take just a few moments alone, you’ll probably find that you start to feel much calmer.
We recommend finding a comfortable space that you enjoy to spend this time. Focus on inhaling and exhaling to start to feel an overall sense of calmness. It’s also very easy for other thoughts to enter your mind at this time. Whenever you find yourself off-topic, make sure you return to focusing on your breaths. This is a simple self-care hack that you can implement to use at any point when you feel your anxiety getting out of hand.
If you haven’t tried CBD yet, you should look into how CBD can help manage feelings of anxiety and promote a sense of calm. If you’re new to CBD, we have an entire section dedicated to educating our community on CBD – check it out here. However, we typically always recommend starting out with our 25mg Premium Nano Softgels. Our softgels, in particular, are nano-emulsified giving them an extremely high bioavailability. That means that they absorb quicker to deliver results faster. They’re also incredibly convenient to take on-the-go in the deer stand or boat. We also have a melatonin option if you’re looking for a sleep night-time aid. But no matter which form of CBD you choose, all of our broad-spectrum CBD products can help you beat holiday stress by…
- Promoting a sense of calm and relaxation
- Helps keep anxious feelings at bay
- Easier to fall and stay asleep at night
Keep in mind that getting a restful night’s sleep will help you wake up each morning feeling more refreshed and ready to take on the day. Studies have shown that nearly 70 million Americans struggle with some form of sleep deprivation. During the holidays, you’re staying up later wrapping presents, preparing food, or even as outdoorsmen – killing our food.
There are many tips and tricks to help keep your anxiety at bay. We recommend trying these if you start to feel anxious during the holiday season. If you have any questions regarding CBD, we’d love to help you. Simply leave a comment below and a team member will get back with you as soon as possible.