Are you dealing with stress and depression during these holidays? So many people come Bainbridge Island hypnosis and Seattle hypnosis offices experiencing stress and depression at this time of year. Some are dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and others experiencing a first Christmas after the loss of a loved one. Others, are overwhelmed with year-end business affairs. And for others, it is having to face unresolved family issues. Mindfulness stress reduction techniques like self hypnosis can help you relax and be merry for the holidays.
Stress, depression and the holidays:
Tips for coping
By Mayo Clinic staff: Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression.
The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it’s no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few.
But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying the holidays more than you thought you would.
Tips to prevent holiday stress and depression
When stress is at its peak, it’s hard to stop and regroup. Try to prevent stress and depression in the first place, especially if the holidays have taken an emotional toll on you in the past.
- Acknowledge your feelings.
- Reach out.
- Be realistic.
- Set aside differences.
- Stick to a budget.
- Plan ahead.
- Learn to say no.
- Don’t abandon healthy habits.
- Take a breather.
- Seek professional help if you need it.
Be merry for the holidays. Don’t let the holidays become something you dread. Instead, take steps to prevent the stress and depression that can descend during the holidays. Learn to recognize your holiday triggers, such as financial pressures or personal demands, so you can combat them before they lead to a meltdown. With a little planning and some mindfulness stress reduction, you can create peace and joy during the holidays.
Self hypnosis is the perfect mindfulness stress reduction technique for putting you back in control so that you can relax and be merry for the holidays.
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I am relaxed and merry for the holidays.
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