Stress levels starting to rise? It’s a common feeling during the hustle and bustle of the holidays when we are pulled in so many different directions. Relationship problems, family upheaval or divorce can make you feel even more overwhelmed. That’s why we wanted to share with you four simple yet effective steps you can take to more effectively manage stress:
Ask for help. Lean on close friends and family. We’re here to help, too. Hoffman Divorce Strategies has a deliberate, focused, and logical approach to divorce that’s designed to bring you peace of mind, guiding you through a process that can quickly become bewildering and overwhelming.
Breathe deeply. Studies show that meditation has numerous benefits. Feeling yourself becoming overwhelmed? Closing your eyes, listening to some soothing music and taking deep, cleansing breaths can really help. Not sure where to start? There’s a variety of top-rated free and low-cost apps that can help. One is the Calm app. Calm offers guided meditation with soothing music in 3- to 25-minute sessions. Want to develop a daily meditation practice? Try Daily Calm, the app’s 10-minute program that helps you meditate in the mornings or evenings. You can also check out or purchase a book on meditation.
Stick to your calendar. Organization is the enemy of chaos. Write down your schedule and commit only to how much you’re willing to do, even if it means only one big event per day. If two major family gatherings happen to fall in the same time period, know it’s OK to pick just one—or invite people to come to you. Learning to say no is important, especially over the holidays.
Make time for enjoyable activities. Make sure you’re taking time during this busy season to do things you truly enjoy. Activities such as reading a book or enjoying a cup of hot chocolate can provide an escape from the daily hustle and bustle. Take regular breaks to simply look after your own well-being.
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