Combat Holiday Stress with Life’s Simple Pleasures


This magical time of year can also wreak havoc on your mind, body and spirit. If you’re feeling anxious, on edge, about to snap…believe it or not, you are in control of the situation, and you can allow yourself 45 minutes, preferably an hour, to reboot, regenerate, revive so that you can survive all of the holiday demands. It’s really not that hard. You’ll be surprised at how much better, grateful and appreciative you’ll feel versus resentful and uptight. Do it, you owe it to yourself and your family!

Simple pleasures really are simple…

Draw yourself a hot bath

Put a few drops of pure essential oils in the water
(Chamomile, Lavender, Ylang-ylang and Sage for calming effects; Eucalyptus, Tea tree oil, Lemon and Peppermint to clear out your sinuses; a combination of Lemon and Tangerine to reduce depression symptoms; and a combination of Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Rosemary will reduce fatigue.)

Light some candles

Bring in a cup of tea or glass of wine

Listen to some spa music, read a book and SOAK.

Then wrap yourself in your cozy robe and slippers, continue reading your book, or call it a day.

Everything and everyone will be waiting for your tomorrow. The only difference between today and tomorrow, you’ll have a smile on your face again.

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