The holidays are among us. I have already attended my first holiday party. I’ve started my Christmas shopping, have my house decorated and have a few presents wrapped and underneath the tree. This can be a season where so many of us get completely overwhelmed and it drains the joy out of the season.
Y’all know that I love yoga. It’s my preferred method of exercise. Not only is it good for the body, it’s also good for the mind. One thing that it has taught me is to slow down and try to live in the present moment. It really helps to stop and think about the things going on around you right now and not worry about what’s going to be happening later. Meditation can be whatever you need it to be..a quick prayer, simple breathing, or just taking a minute or two for yourself. So today, I want to talk about how mediation can help with your holiday stress.
Meditation is a wonderful way to heal your mind and your soul. It relaxes your body, clears your mind, and makes you feel like your stress and worry is melting away. Everyone needs this type of mental break, especially during stressful times like the holidays. Keep reading to find out why you should meditate during the holidays.
You Get a Break From Holiday Stress
Many people experience a lot of stress during the holidays, instead of finding joy from it. You might be stressed about finances since you have lots of gifts to buy and spend a lot of money on parties, or the stress might come from being so busy and struggling with getting everything done on time.
Whatever the cause is, meditation can really help you to start experiencing relief from that stress. Try to make it a regular thing where you meditate at least once a day, especially on the more stressful days.
You Can Slow Down From the Fast Paced Holiday Season
Another thing that people often struggle with during the holidays is being so busy. Holidays tend to be fast-paced, even if you have time off from work or school. There is a lot to do, from planning elaborate holiday meals, to working on your hosting duties.
Plus don’t forget going shopping, running errands, making crafts with kids, and trying to do your regular chores and responsibilities in the middle of all of it. With meditation, you are able to slow down for those moments and re-group your mind.
It Helps You Appreciate the Little Things
You want to appreciate the small things, which meditation can definitely help you with. Even if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on gifts this year, you will be able to focus more on the small things that give you joy.
Through meditation, you can re-focus your mind and think about spending time with friends and family and being appreciative for what you do have.
Meditation Helps With Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety and depression are also common during the holidays. Meditation doesn’t just help with your stress, but can help with anxiety and panic attacks as well. If you tend to get anxious when spending a lot of time around family, then meditation will certainly be helpful for you. It can also help with depression, whether you are depressed year-round, or tend to get seasonal depression. If you tend to feel blue over the holidays, try meditating on a regular basis and see how it helps you.
Meditation works for so many different aspects of your life. It helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Plus it will help you face the holidays with more energy and less dread. So start meditating to help you through the holidays.
What is your favorite way to cope with stress over the holidays?
Have a great week,