The holidays are a time when many of us feel the most anxious. We have only so much time, but all the obligations that we struggle to complete only compounds the stress. It shouldn’t be this way! Luckily, there are many simple meditation techniques you can use to relieve any seasonal stress.
Ground Yourself With Crystals
Many types of crystals positively interact with your body’s chakras and reduce stress and anxiety. Amethyst is one of the most useful crystals for those going through emotional imbalances or when people are at their extremes. When you’re feeling stressed, pause and hold the crystal close.
Intention Setting Meditation
While many activities increase stress, most of us see the decorations, feelings, and optimism of the yuletide spirit as comforting. If stress is getting out of control, take some time to do intention setting meditation. This is when you meditate on what you want to accomplish and why. This type of meditation brings back awareness of your true intentions, helping you find happiness in your daily routine.
You might not have a lot of time this holiday season to sit down and enjoy your space. One technique to ground yourself comes from yoga, but it’s perfect for any occasion: the three-part breath. It’s a technique of intentional breathing that starts below your belly, goes through your ribcage, and then goes out from the chest. Much like the crystals, the skill of three-part breathing can be with you wherever you go.
Reiki is a type of energy healing that focuses on intention, the movement of energy in our bodies, and the healing touch. It can increase your happiness and reduce stress using emotional, spiritual, and physical healing. It’s perfectly safe, effective for all ages, and a trained practitioner can even perform it over long distances – perfect for when you just can’t bring yourself to leave the house.
Feeling grateful for family, friends, and other blessings in your life can sometimes feel impossible, so take a few minutes each day to practice gratitude. You do this by noticing and reflecting upon the things you are thankful for, and this can shift your perspectives and even your health! Those who practice gratitude experience more positive emotions, get better sleep, display more kindness, and research shows that they even have a stronger immune system function!
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