How to deal with Holiday Stress Quote
“Holidays in general breed unrealistic expectations. The minute you start wondering,
‘is it going to be wonderful enough?,’ it never will be.” -Pepper Schwartz
How To Deal With Holiday Stress
Do you often hear that holidays are supposed to be about joy, family, and parties? But for you (and others) it is not about holiday cheer and getting what you want on Christmas morning.
It is a time of extreme stress. Your financial situation may not be what you want it to be. You may be suffering from emotional overload. You could be dealing with PTSD. This is more than holiday blues. This is a real disorder that robs the happiness of the holidays.
Do you wonder how you can get through it when you are wrapped up in holiday overwhelm?
This holiday can be different for you.
I have gathered the best advice from motivation master, Tony Robbins, on how to deal with Holiday Stress.
What you will learn in this article:
- What post traumatic growth syndrome is
- 3 rituals to help you beat holiday stress and be more dedicated to your self.
Ways To Deal With Holiday Stress:
Hypnotherapy. The holiday season is overwhelming for many reasons. Many people find the idea of the holidays to be empty after they have gown through hardships. Hypnotherapy, when combined with the 3 rituals will help make holidays happier and bring you a sense of peace for where you currently are.
Balyam. Take your hands and hold them with your finger pointed up at the sky about chest level. Bend your fingers in and rub your fingernails against each other for a couple of minutes. You should feel the buzz of energy after a couple minutes. This is a deep rooted tradition in Chinese and Indian cultures. It is believed that by rubbing your fingernails together, energy is created by ensuring a continuous flow of energy through your body.
Holiday Stress and Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome
I want to start with some statistics. 39% of Americans say their stress has increased in the past year. 75% say money is a stress. 67% of people say that the economy is the source of stress.
More people are dealing with post traumatic growth syndrome than ever before. In post traumatic growth syndrome, when life hits you hard something happens inside of you.
There is an invisible line drawn that shows you what you are made of and who you truly are inside. You decide what is really important and who is important in your life. When you go through a life-changing event, you often find out who your true friends and family are.
As a society, we believe that if we get everything we want, the way we want it, we will be happy. Back in 2006, at the peak of our economic boom, the level of unhappiness in people was at an all time high.
Studies have shown that rituals are what will help move people from stress and unhappiness to peace and happiness.
Ritual #1. What you focus on you feel. During the holidays people focus on what they don’t have, the stress and overwhelm they feel, and what they don’t feel they can control.
The remedy: Focus on what you have and what you can do.
Ritual #2. Action. Focus on what you can do that will give you the physical energy to deal with challenges.
The remedy: Eat a whole foods diet that gives you energy. Meditate a couple times a day. Do something for yourself at least 1x a time – even if something else has to be pushed aside. Workout. In many cases, gentle exercise (3x a week for only 20 minutes) will help give you more energy and lift your mood.
Ritual #3. Acts of kindness to strangers. Studies have shown that if you do 5 random acts of kindness in a 7 day period, it affects you for 3 weeks.
The remedy: It can be as simple as holding the door for someone, helping someone pick something up that they dropped, or even giving spare change to a homeless person on the street corner.
Don’t participate in what you don’t believe in. While we are a very materialistic society, the holidays don’t have to be about gifts. Don’t feel guilty for not giving physical gifts. Let go of old traditions that just don’t resonate with you.
Here is Tony Robbins on the Today Show talking about Holiday Stress.
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