Happy Monday Warriors!
I hope you all have been enjoying this month’s topics all centered around the holidays. We’ve previously talked about nervous system and brain health, and nutrition pointers to remain healthy. This week we are going to go into more of the stress related issues that come up during the holidays and how to remain in balance and come out stronger!
Also, last week on my instagram, I gave some healthy gift giving options if you still need some pointers!
Check it out here:https://www.instagram.com/p/B58BvSkn6sz/
There will be no blog next week as it is Christmas Week, so you all enjoy your family and loved ones and we will be back in action for the first of the year!There are many way to help prepare your emotional system for increased stress loads. The best thing is to really do that.. prepare.
Just as we have prepared our body in the previous weeks, we don’t really think to “prepare” for the holidays.
However, for some with increased things to do, gifts to get, family drama, parties, maybe financial stress, it can come as a little stressful time. You also may neglect yourself through the process as to take care of everyone else.
Although we can’t control our family or their reactions, we can however control our own and how we “choose” to respond. We can also “choose” to change our mindset for other stressful situations if we recognize a pattern.
Here are some tips to help you get out of a specific mindset:
1. Be Realistic. The holidays don’t have to be perfect . As families change and grow, traditions and rituals often change as well. Choose a few to hold on to, and be open to creating new ones. For example, if your adult children can’t come to your house, find new ways to celebrate together, such as sharing pictures, emails or videos.
2. Set aside differences that may be in the family. Try to accept family members and friends as they are, even if they don’t live up to all of your expectations. Set aside grievances until a more appropriate time for discussion. And be understanding if others get upset or distressed when something goes awry. Chances are they’re feeling the effects of holiday stress too.
Although there’s some heavy topics going on right now in our healthcare system, finding the right time to speak your truth is key. I wouldn’t say don’t speak your truth because we must must keep sharing about the corruption, but don’t feel like you have to say it at every turn. Trust me, as being a health disruptor I have no fear speaking the truth, but what I’ve learned is that certain people need different approaches. The holidays as all times should be about showing love, so spreading the truth in a way that is loving is key.
If you need information about topics like vaccines and how to approach it, I suggest the website learntherisk.org. She has wonderful research and info to help!
3. Stick to a budget! Before you go gift and food shopping, decide how much money you can afford to spend. Then stick to your budget. Don’t try to buy happiness with an avalanche of gifts.
Try these alternatives:
- Donate to a charity in someone’s name.
- Give homemade gifts.
- Start a family gift exchange.
4. Plan ahead. Set aside specific days for shopping, baking, visiting friends and other activities. Plan your menus and then make your shopping list. That’ll help prevent last-minute scrambling to buy forgotten ingredients. And make sure to line up help for party prep and cleanup. Goal setting is HUGE!!
Don’t try to make HUGE yearly goals or set new goals to try to get done in December. Set your goals for earlier in the year to celebrate during the holidays!
5. Learn to say no. Saying yes when you should say no can leave you feeling resentful and overwhelmed. Friends and colleagues will understand if you can’t participate in every project or activity. If it’s not possible to say no when your boss asks you to work overtime, try to remove something else from your agenda to make up for the lost time.
6. Take A Breather.. Spending just 15 minutes alone, without distractions, may refresh you enough to handle everything you need to do. Find something that reduces stress by clearing your mind, slowing your breathing and restoring inner calm.
- Some options may include:
- Taking a walk at night and stargazing.
- Listening to soothing music.
- Getting a massage or CHIRO!
- Reading a book.
7. Neuro Emotional Technique. Come in and get some NET if you know things are going to be stressful and you already are feeling it! Let’s change that mindset so you can go into your holiday with ease! This Technique is extremely successful for stress reduction.
8. Essential Oils. Essential Oils by DoTerra are amazing to diffuse in your home to help with emotional overwhelm, to carry with you or to take as a daily supplement to help calm the system. Frankincense is a great oil for emotional stability as well as Balance and Melissa for anxiety. I also like diffusing On Guard to protect against negative energies:)
9. Nutrition. I love using specific herbals to help if you know you are going to be in a stressful situation. These will help you not go off track and handle the stress with ease once your stress organs are supported. Some of my favorites are withania complex and adrenal complex by mediherb. Of course, as we talked about last week, getting your genetic nutrition protocols in order will cause you to need less support, but these herbs are great to have in a pinch.
That’s all for this week! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!! Thank you for such a wonderful year in San Diego! I am truly blessed by all of you.
That is all for now.
Have a happy and healthy week!
OIL OF THE WEEK
On the spotlight this week is DoTerra’s Adaptiv Blend.
When stress and tension seem to be relentless, Adaptiv Calming Blend is the precise solution. Use Adaptiv to help get comfortable with new surroundings or situations. When a big meeting is coming up, or for other important events, keep Adaptiv Calming Blend on hand. In preliminary studies, the scent of Lavender, a main ingredient of Adaptiv, has been found to contribute to an environment conducive to performing tasks requiring sustained attention. Lavender, Magnolia, Neroli, and Sweetgum provide stress-relieving effects while Wild Orange and Spearmint energize and uplift. Copaiba and Rosemary soothe anxious feelings to round out the calming blend. Whether you’re feeling fatigued or restless, indecisive or irritable, Adaptiv Calming Blend is part of the toolbox to help the body and mind to stay balanced. Use Adaptiv Calming Blend in combination with the Adaptiv capsules for synergistic results.
- Soak in a relaxing Epsom Salt bath by adding three to four drops to bath water.
- Mix three drops with Fractionated Coconut Oil for soothing massage.
- Diffuse the oil in a room diffuser to promote a centered and calm mindset.
- Apply one drop to hands, rub together, and inhale deeply as needed throughout the day.