How to stay stress free this Christmas!
Christmas – I LOVE IT!! It's my favourite time of the year! I love everything about it, the tree, lights, the family time and of course the food!
But it is that time of year when there seems to be so much more to do! There are presents to buy, Christmas parties and school plays to attend, and then there's the Christmas food shop to do! A time when every other person in your town is in your local supermarket! - So much fun bashing trolleys and trying to get your hands on the last bag of sprouts!
So how can you stay calm and serene during the festive season?
Here are my top tips
#1 Get organised - Make a list, not just any old list.
Three is the magic number as far as the brain is concerned. It thinks like one, two, three, too many. So make a list in three categories EG Gift shopping, household chores and food shopping and then list what you have to do under these 3 headings. Any more than 3 things and the brain goes into overload mode. So list everything you have to do in 3 categories (no more) Then your list wont look so long and your beautiful brain wont get overloaded!
If you feel yourself getting stressed or overwhelmed, take a moment to take a few deep breaths. Sounds simple right? Breathing is one of the simplest and easies ways to change your state. Breath in for 5 seconds then breathe out for 5 seconds, do this 10 times. Controlling your breathing calms your brain and helps regulate your blood pressure.
Many of my clients say they find it difficult to meditate, their brains are too busy and they cant switch off. This is true for most people who start to meditate. The best way to start is by listening to a guided meditation. As if by magic I have recorded a guided relaxation meditation for you! It's 5 minutes long. My suggestion is to listen to it in the morning after you wake up and in the evening before bed. Enjoy! Click this link to access the meditation www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-9ymek-9d2a35
Our work at Louisa Brown holistic therapies is to help you to manage your stress or anxiety using a range of holistic therapies. If you feel like 2019 is the year you take control of your health then why not book in for a complimentary chaos to calm consultation with Louise.
In this session you will be givensome of the top tips Louise gives to her clients to help them with stress or anxiety. You will be guidedthrough a short meditation to release stress from the body. You will be given a sample of aromatherapy bath salts to use at home to calm the body and mind and Louise will share with you how i help people to achieve, optimal health more calm and peace in their lives.
Interesting article https://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2017/11/29/how-breathing-calms-your-brain-and-other-science-based-benefits-of-controlled-breathing/#10db1fc32221