As much as we look forward to the December holidays, we often neglect the fact that it can become a stressful time of the year. With family and friends gathering, cooking a feast, and buying gifts, the stress levels can get high! In this week’s Lexington Hills Blog, we’ve got a few tips for you on how you can relax from the high-stress situations you may encounter this December.
Take a Bath
When was the last time you filled your tub with some hot water, thrown a bath bomb in, and stewed in silence? If the answer is never, you’re missing out! If it’s been a while, do it soon! Baths are a good way to get your body and mind to relax. It’s imperative that when you take a bath, you leave the worldly distractions behind. Put your phone on silent or place it in another room altogether.
Fill the tub, light some candles, and dim the lights to enjoy a nice soak in the tub!
With so many things going on in our lives, especially during the holidays, it’s important to take a moment to remove distractions and meditate. Meditation allows you to focus on being present. Meditation is more than just sitting in silence, it’s being mindful of yourself: your body, and your thoughts.
Take a Nap
Often, we build up excessive amounts of stress because we’re not getting enough sleep. We have the tendency to feel as though there is not enough time in the day to do what we want to do, thus we sacrifice sleep in order to get things done. Do yourself a favor and take a nap to rejuvenate. Taking a nap doesn’t mean getting an additional 8 hours of sleep, rather, it’s taking approximately 20 to 30 minutes of rest. Any more than that can result in you feeling lethargic and subsequently less productive.
Do you have any tips on how you relax? Share them with our Eagan, MN apartment community!