How to Keep Calm This Silly Season
Author: Elissa Date Posted:6 December 2017
It’s almost the end of the year and you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, you have deadlines to meet, crowds to navigate, Christmas parties to go to and generally a lot of over indulging. Phew! I’m tired and a little bit anxious thinking about it.
To prevent you from falling in a heap at the end of it all, we want you to be enjoying your holiday, whilst avoiding the stress (and the Christmas hangover!).
Here is a Naturopath’s top list for how to stay calm this silly season:
- Magnesium is a great nutrient needed in times of stress. It helps you to relax your muscles, aids in sleep and nourishes your nervous system. Choose a form of magnesium that is well absorbed and easily digested. Ask one of our qualified practitioners what Magnesium is right for you. You can find some great products here and here.
- When it all seems to be getting too much, take time out. If all the time out you can afford is running to the toilet and locking yourself in for a couple of minutes; whilst your kids are trying to bust you out, do it. Just breathe. If you’re stuck in your office get up and go stand outside for a few minutes, get some sun on your face. Studies show that you are more productive when you have had a break
- Some homeopathic remedies may help you get through this time of year. These remedies are my favourites: Sepia for when you’re fed up and over it, Kali Phos to help support the nervous system and Phosphorus for when the kids are over excited and won’t switch off. Flower essences are great too and the Calm and Clear essence is very useful for this time of year.
- Nervous system herbs are an amazing way to calm you down without feeling drowsy. My favourites are Lemon Balm, Kava, Rehmania and Rhodiola. These herbs may help to calm the stress response, improve sleep and relax you in general.
The silly season isn’t all bad, we do tend to get bogged down with all of the pressure that the end of year brings. Take the time to notice the little things, a kid’s smile, a colleague’s dad joke, blue skies (when it finally stops raining), your health, a roof over your head. Make a list of all the things that you appreciate and glance over it when you are under a lot of stress.
I hope this guide may bring you some relief and that you all have a very Merry Christmas, wherever that may be.