The joyous time of the holiday season brings with it several factors that can cause stress to become out of control. But there a few simple and all natural ways that work wonders for combating that extra pressure this season!
‘Tis the season to be jolly, right? But we’ve all been there; the stress can be intense! Many times it’s as simple as forgetting a Christmas gift and realizing you only have $4 in your bank account. Maybe it’s the extra pressure of spending money and wrapping gifts, decorating your home perfectly, attending all the church events in a timely and punctual manner while making sure you didn’t forget one thing for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. I’ve done that! One year shortly after my husband and I first got married, I realized I had no poultry seasoning for the small turkey we’d just bought. Everything was closed in the teeny rural town where we lived at the time and I had to make due with salt and pepper. To this day, every year, I buy poultry seasoning when I make my holiday dinner shopping trip. We now have 10 (possibly more) unopened jars of the stuff hanging out in our spice cabinet because I’m afraid it’ll happen to me again!
But this happens to the best of us. Sometimes it is just too much and we need to de-stress. So here are a few simple and all natural ways to help you combat the stress the holidays can place on us.
Diffuse Essential Oils
One of the most calming things we can do is ignite our sense of smell. Using essential oil aromatherapy, this form of stress-relief can trigger the different senses in the brain through smell. Certain oils produce scents that can trigger positive feelings and thoughts in the brain.
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