5 Ways To De-Stress After The Festive Season

Even though the holidays are meant to be the most wonderful time of the year, for some it can sometimes bring more stress than joy. With endless amount of gifts to buy, making your home look perfect for guests and festive food to cook it can be rather overwhelming. But after the big day is over its important we take the time to unwind and start the new year with a fresh mind using these five easy relaxation tips below.


1. Apply Body Oils

If you find your stress levels building during the festive season, one of the best ways to calm yourself is with aromatherapy body oils. Using essential oils such as rosemary, geranium, jojoba, and ginger can help you relax and soften the skin. The oils can either be added to a bath, inhaled via a diffuser into the home, applied to your pillow or massaged into the skin.

Each body oil has different properties, which have different effects on the body. For example, some reboot energy levels, whilst others support healthy circulation. Whatever oil you choose, you’re sure to feel your spirit being lifted after the hustle and bustle of Christmas.



2. Spend Time Outdoors

Winter may be cold but it is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. The air is crisp, meaning it's time to embrace the great outdoors with family and friends. Enjoy a brisk walk and breathe in the coolness and feel renewed when you listen to the quiet rustle of the trees in the still winter air. It also means you're getting exercise which can be a super effective strategy for reducing anxiety, and boosting endorphins.

3. Put The Kettle On

Herbal teas can have quite the calming effect, whether it's peppermint, green or chamomile the options are endless so they'll be one that takes your fancy. It's as simple as grabbing a cute mug, putting on the kettle, and making your favourite herbal tea. It may not work miracles, but just the warmth a cup of tea provide can be soothing and help you relax.


4.  Declutter Your Home

 If your home is filled with clutter, it undoubtedly affects your stress levels. So find the time between Christmas and New Year's Day when it's usually quiet, to go through your things and declutter, especially if you need to find space for all the gifts you have received. Although it can be really difficult to let go of the things you think you need, take a look at the stuff around you on the floor and in the drawers and ask yourself, "Do I really need this right now?".

5. Return To Your Normal Eating Pattern

Yes, we know Christmas is the time for over indulgence, but it can make you feel stressed if you gain a few pounds or are left feeling bloated. I'm not saying don't treat yourself throughout the holidays but just remember to control portion sizes, eat high protein snacks so you feel full for longer and have plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.

How do you relax after Christmas?

Liz x

*This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own

1 comment

  1. These are all good idea, but I don't understand why people get stressed on festive season! I mean, this is time to relax, because then everyone go back to work, school, etc, so festive season shouldn't be stressful! :)

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