Holiday Stress: How to Love Yourself Through It

The holidays are quickly approaching with Thanksgiving coming up in the US. Holiday spirit around the Wild Sister world is just as vast and diverse as the sisterhood itself – we range everywhere from ‘Ba-humbug’ to sisters who have had their tree up since November 1st, and all sorts of in between.

Whether you’re channeling the Grinch or Elf, the holidays have a way of stressing our hearts and bodies more than the rest of the year. The season will go a lot smoother if you remember to stop and love yourself. And remember, you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. Seriously. Don’t feel pressured into events and gatherings you don’t want to go to.

Easier said than done, right? If you’re like me and end up at gatherings anyway, here are some ideas for self-care throughout these crazy 6ish weeks.

  • Don’t spend all of your time indoors, even with the colder weather. Get out in some sunshine. Go see some lights. Take a walk in fresh air.
  • Dress comfortably at gatherings and parties – don’t worry about making an impression, worry about keeping your anxiety down and feet comfy!
  • Meditate, and do some grounding exercises.
  • Take healing, soothing, cleansing epsom salt baths – add your own herbs if you’d like!
  • Make sure you’re getting enough sleep – try to limit screen time an hour before bedtime and maybe diffuse some lavender
  • Instead of relaxing your anxiety with a drink (or a Xanax – many of us have been there!), try Rescue Remedy or a lemon balm tincture.
  • Lean on your sisters for support. Don’t hold the anxiety and stress in or it will snowball
  • Hop into our free Wildness Unleashed group and vent, and then let it go. We’re always here!

 

 

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