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๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐ž'๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฒ ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ง

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The holiday season should be a happy, relaxed time to spend with family and friends.

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The expectation is high and you feel bad because you don't feel excited about the holidays.

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You feel stressed. You feel bad because you too are supposed to be happy for Christmas.

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Until you let go of the fantasy of how you should feel, you won't find your peace. And you won't enjoy this time of the year, because you are too busy focusing on how the present moment is different from how you wanted it to be.

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Here 7 instant ways to stay grounded and don't pick up extra stress

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๐Ÿ - ๐ฉ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ - check-in with yourself on how you feel during the day. If you need some rest, allow yourself to take it. If you want to leave a party early, do so. If you miss a friend, reach out to them.

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๐Ÿ - ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ก๐ฒ๐๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง - Being well-hydrated improves sleep quality, cognition, and overall mood. Add an extra glass of water in between drinks to make sure to take care of your body from the inside out

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๐Ÿ‘ - ๐ฆ๐ž๐๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง - If you don't have a meditation practice already, you can start with a 1 minutes timer on your phone. Simply close your eyes and take deep breaths. You will feel refreshed, energized and more present

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๐Ÿ’ - ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ - you can enjoy some sessions of exercise or simpler walks in nature, maybe with a warm cup of tea in your hands. nature is always an alley for relaxation, and moving your body you get to release the excess of energy. making you less reactive to triggers!

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๐Ÿ“ - ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ- most likely you will be triggered by something, and that is okay. Shift your focus noticing how many times you don't get triggered, or how you react differently to something.

M๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ 15 ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘ , ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘—๐‘œ๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘‘ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ฆ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ 21 ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘ . ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘–๐‘š๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก.

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๐Ÿ” - ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก - get proper sleep and if you can fit them in, have some naps here and there.

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๐Ÿ• - ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ - even if you end up full-on stressed, don't worry. Family and holiday time will give you plenty of others opportunities to test your resilience to triggers. ๐‘ƒ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘“๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘›'๐‘ก ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ฆ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ

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Even Ram Dass said: โ€˜If you think youโ€™re enlightened, spend a week with your family.โ€™

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Take care of yourself and have fun exploring the holiday season with more lightness!




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