We have counted our blessings during the Thanksgiving holiday, and now the holiday season is in full swing.
If we allowed ourselves to harness the mind-body benefits of gratitude, we likely felt a sense of rejuvenation and refreshment when in this emotional state.
Yet, it is often a challenge to hold onto these uplifting feelings in the weeks following. With all the beauty that the holidays can bring, for many they are also a source of stress, expectations, and triggers.
More shopping, additional gatherings, and extra preparations often bring about a feeling of overwhelm. Besides the already chronic upheaval of the current world circumstances, this time of year can heighten the intensity of emotions that may be prompted by various aspects of these events.
If you are feeling more stressed than spirited, you are not alone.
In my latest post and video, I review:
- the statistics on holiday stress
- this year’s top holiday stressor
- how the holidays affect mental health
- the impact of stress on the brain and body
- good news: you can counter the detrimental effects of holiday stress and actually enhance your health
This article is intended to help you to understand why we all need to take our emotional wellness and self-care seriously during this time of year, and throughout our lives.
I hope it will help you to gain more serenity within the particularly busy months ahead.
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This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.