As we approach 2018, the last thing that anyone would want is to imagine
carrying over the frustration, depression and anything else that disappointed
them during 2017.
Luckily, we always have a festive season towards the end of the year
which provides everybody with ample time to reflect on the year, forget about
anything that happened, have fun with their loved ones and end the year on high
note. Stress is a normal thing especially towards the year-end considering all
the many things you've been through, but depending on how you deal with it, you
can either carry it forward or resolve to have a better 2018.
This article will, therefore, take you through a few tips for reducing
stress during this festive season and start your 2018 as a rejuvenated person.
Focus on all the positive things that you achieved:
One mistake that most make is letting all the negative things take up
much of your thinking. The way your mind responds is directly dependent on the
type of information that you feed it; as a result, if you choose to focus on
the negative things, it will automatically lead to more stress and depression.
However, if you choose to appreciate all the positive things that you achieved
during the year, you will not only be reducing stress but you will also feel
more relaxed and energized to start the following year.
yourself with positive people:
Yes, you’ve probably heard this one before but it’s true. Attitude is like the
common cold – it’s infectious! By mixing with people who have a positive
attitude to life you will find that positivity wearing off on you. Conversely,
if you mix with negative people……..well, you know what will happen.
Spend ample time with your loved ones:
Usually, during the year, we indulge in a lot of activities which
doesn’t always involve those closest to us. Try to stay close to your loved
ones at this time of year because you can make them feel appreciated, happy and
comfortable and they can do likewise for you.
Observe your diet:
When one has stress, there is a high likelihood that you would default
to alcohol or overeating. This is a very common habit among a good number of
people under stress especially during this festive seasons where there is a lot
This can be fun while it lasts but come January 2018, reality will catch
up with you, trust me, you don't want to start your year that way. To avoid
such frustrations, work on your diet, make sure that your diet programs are
full of vitamins and minerals salts. Besides, despite the fact that there may
have a lot of parties which only comes ones in a year, avoid binging, just take
enough and enjoy.
Engage in exercises:
When you've been stressed towards the year-end, workouts may be a
perfect way to keep such problems at bay during this festive season. There are
a lot of activities that you can engage ranging from swimming, going for hikes
with your loved ones or friends, mountain climbing, cycling among others. Such
exercises, will not only help you achieve body fitness but will also help you
in reducing stress as kick-start the year 2018.
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