The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, and a time to count our blessings. But for too many people and families in America, the holidays are a time of stress. Some might be overwhelmed with the planning and gift buying, whereas others might actually dread the idea of having to spend time with their extended family. All of these can take a toll on a person, and suck the joy right out of the holidays. However, there are many ways that you alleviate some of the stress, and make things easier for you. Here are a few of them.

Make Sure that You Have the Right Priorities

A lot of times, the stress that we feel during the holiday season is self-inflicted. We want everyone to be happy, but forget ourselves. But know that you will feel drained no matter what if you do. You should also change your inner dialog and change your “shoulds” with your “wants” or “likes”. For instance, you might think that you should take your child to watch the holiday lights, or that you should be holding the family dinner this year, but if you change this with “I want or like to spend time watching holiday movies with the kids”, you’ll be able to remove some of the stress and obligations. You’ll then feel much more centered and actually enjoy these activities. 

Get Off Social Media

There are few things that can sap you of your energy like social media. As a matter of fact, if you want to find energy vampires, social media is the place to be. That timeline alone could be enough to put you in a horrible state and already add to the stress you may already be experiencing.

So, if we were to give you a piece of advice, it would be to get off social media completely during the two weeks leading up to the holidays. If someone needs to talk to you, tell them to call you over the phone. This will also give you the opportunity to reconnect with your family and do some real-world activities.

Speak with a Healer

Healers are there to deal with much more than physical illness. They specialize especially in energy work, and could help you find issues that might cause blockages, and fill you with positive, vibrant energy. A healer will try to correct your energy patterns by either helping you clearing them yourself, or connecting with you at a distance, listening to signals in their own body, and help you clear them by clearing them themselves. This type of work is not related to any religious beliefs, and you can use yours to facilitate your healing as well. So, don’t be afraid to look at something different, and look for a reputable healer with years of practice and a money back guarantee as well.

Make a Holiday Playlist

You should never underestimate the power of music on energy and your mood. So, one thing you could do is create a nice holiday music playlist and listen to some of your favorite artists renditions of popular holiday songs. 

This will also give you the opportunity to take some much-needed time for yourself during the holidays and recharge your batteries.

The holidays should be a time of blessing and gratitude. This is why it’s important to not only make sure that everyone else is happy, but that you are as well. Make sure that you follow these few tips and you’ll be able to enjoy the holidays as they should be.