Stress at Christmas time.You don’t need me to tell you that this year just flew by and Christmas is here, I guess I just did. Well keep your chin up friends this is supposed to be a joyful time of the year, yet for many of us it is the most stressful. So let’s brush up on what Rolla residents can do to reduce our stress and make this the best time of the year.
First make a list of what you want to accomplish, chores that need to be done, gifts that need to be bought, etc. You need a list. Then get to work on that list. Don’t procrastinate. If things need to be done, clear your calendar and get those things done.
If you need to shop, do it tonight, don’t put it off. Nothing will place more stress on you if you find out tomorrow what you wanted to purchase is sold out.
If your laundry is piling up because you’re doing other things make a plan and start working on it. House needs cleaning, get to work.
Start wrapping now, if you are behind on gift wrapping get some gift bags. They save you time and money.
Schedule a massage for yourself; let the stress melt away with a great massage. I am chiropractor so obviously I will tell you get your spine adjusted. Getting your spine in good working order and being pain free will make your holidays much better. So we got the obvious one out of the way.
Get your sleep, if you are not getting 8 hours a day you are not doing your body right. Busy people need sleep. Sleep doesn’t cost you a dime, so don’t skimp on sleep.
If you are experiencing anxiety do meditation, if you don’t know how to meditate there are some awesome APP’s for your smart phone that help with relaxation and stress. I prefer Andrew Johnson’s Deep-relax. Worth every dime, only cost a few dollars.
Make time for yourself and your friends. Time is your most valuable possession and time with family and friends is the best gift off all.
David Moreland, DC, CCSP
Chiropractor ROLLA MO