Most of us look forwards to our annual holiday, saving hard all year and looking forward to spending time with our families. For some, though, holidays can be incredibly stressful, as we strive for perfection and try to live up to an unrealistic ideal. If you’re affected by holiday anxiety, take time out to follow these simple steps, to relax and enjoy your break.
It may sound simple and straightforward, but whenever you start to feel anxious, you can help to refocus your mind by concentrating on taking in deep, mindful breaths. Take some time to learn some breathing techniques ahead of the holidays, or just simply take a moment to focus on deep breathing and calming the mind.
Taking part in exercise makes your body release certain mood-enhancing endorphins, whilst also helping to decrease muscle tension. Take time out to move your body over the holidays! Whether it’s a gentle walk on the beach, or a few lengths of the pool, exercise will help you to relax and boost your mood.
It may sound obvious, but those with a positive mental attitude tend to deal with stress and anxiety much better. You’re also much more likely to open yourself up to opportunities for affirmative and regenerative experiences, just by keeping a positive mind.