Following on from our festive wellbeing survival guide we thought we’d put together an edit of items that might just be the difference between experiencing an overwhelming and stress filled Christmas to one that’s a little more balanced and controlled with some ideas of products you can have in your arsenal to support you when times get trying.
After all we know that stress can rear its head and I for one welcome any support that will enable me to enjoy the festive season.
I know that many of you will say that it’s easier said than done to carve out some time for yourself ….to restore and renew yourself …but remember it’s your Christmas too and you need to be able to head back to work feeling like you’ve had some sort of break and time for yourself.
So make some time for self care… e.g. Long soaks, walks, a couple of early nights, digital detox, music… whatever works for you.
Here’s our suggestions of what you could include in your own festive wellbeing toolkit this Christmas.
1. Meditation –
If you don’t already have a meditation practice, one you could start is by trying an App. This could be something you try out when travelling or when you get a little bit of me-time in the evenings or when you wake up.
We’d suggest the meditation app Calm.
2. Aromatherapy –
Essential oils are known for their therapeutic effects, it’s been something we’d spoken about many times on our website before. Recently, we posted an article from aromatherapist Lisa Basso and founder of Inner Senses about how aromatherapy can be your ally in a stressful world, read part 1 and part 2 of the piece here.
Here are some aromatherapy based products we’d recommend to help calm and clear your mind: