From Casemanager, Kyndal:
Are you experiencing anxiety this holiday season?
Do you get anxious when thinking about all of the activities and gifts to plan, and thinking about all of the socializing involved? Does it bring up bad memories from unpleasant experiences around the holiday time?
It may be too cold outside to go for a walk to clear your thoughts, but there are other ways to manage these feelings and more.
First of all, make sure you are consuming plenty of water, fruits, and vegetables. A healthy body creates a healthier mind. Try to drink three liters of water spread out through the day and eat six smaller meals filled with protein.
Second, consider taking a daily nutritional supplement of L-Theanine. Most pharmacies and grocery stores will carry it, it is an all-natural vitamin that helps relieve anxiety without side effects.
Third, get some rest! Sleeping is absolutely essential and getting eight or more hours should be top priority.
Finally, make sure to do your five-minute flood! Pull out a journal and brainstorm for five minutes or less. Write out what is stressing you and get it out of your head and onto a piece of paper where you can see it and it becomes manageable. Do this instead of ignoring I, thus letting it eat away at you. Do this as many times daily as needed, as this is the ultimate stress reliever.
Have a great holiday season and let us know if you need anything. We hope these tips help allow you to be able to take some time to enjoy your family and experience happiness.