Cool Down in December

Cool Down - Stress Resilience

December is so overwhelming for most of us.

We try to meet all these expectations in a few weeks. We are reaching the working deadlines before holidays, attending multiple Christmas parties, buying presents, organising Christmas day, planning and booking holidays.

Often we struggle to create our opportunity to stop, reset and reflect on all those expectations and invitations. Did you think about your action plan to improve your resilience to December stress?

There are several ways you can build greater resilience, and a holistic approach works best:

1- Diet is critical. A balanced nutritious diet can help you dramatically increase your energy reserves, so you feel better equipped to deal with life’s challenges.

2- Sleep is essential. In this period with multiple parties, staying in sync with your natural circadian rhythms becomes a challenge. Start to prepare your sleep during the day. Take the time to dedicate a few minutes for yourself every day. Breathe, journal, be grateful, enjoy a walk.

3- A positive mindset helps. It will change the way you perceive stressful events. Research shows that a positive mindset influences positively the way you react to stressors as well as the way your body responds to these events. [1]

If you are looking for further help, you can check the Food Focus Detox program. I have helped many people with stress by working with them to create personalised nutritional and holistic programs based upon their health history, symptoms and test results.

A great way to feel calm by Christmas is to plan and start early.

[1] Rethinking Stress: Crum A.J and  Salovey, P., The Role of Mindsets in Determining the Stress Response, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2013, Vol. 104, No. 4, 716 –733
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