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Anxiety Therapy for The Holidays



We’re in full Holiday immersion right now. No matter if you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Yule – this time of year can add stress that calls for anxiety therapy!

Here are some of my favorite tips to stay SANE during Holiday crunch time:

  1. Sleep.  Be sure to rest 8 hours every night. No staying up late to finish baking cookies or wrapping presents!
  2. Diet.  Yes, goodies and alcohol are very tempting this time of year.  Nothing better than home made treats. But, watch the quantity.  Every year I would get very ill after the Holidays until I discovered it was caused by my love of home made cookies. About two weeks after being gifted cookies from grandma and mom I would get the flu. I stopped eating the goodies, no more sickness!  My philosophy is if you eat a goody, eat an equal portion of a vegetable like cucumber, spinach, steamed broccoli, etc.  Another angle I take is if I’d like an alcoholic drink, I skip the starch on my dinner plate (rice, potato, etc) and dessert. I only have one treat per meal, so I have to choose between dessert, alcohol, or starch.
  3. Personal Time! There’s a lot of pressure on us to get our homes ready to receive guests, get shopping done,  schedule the family visits, and maintain normal daily tasks.  Take time out to exercise, get a massage, or have a night out of play with friends. It’s more important for maintaining your sanity than you think.
  4. Super Foods.   When I run around in super busy mode, I ramp up my super nutrition. When the body is running in overdrive, the demand for stress handling nutrients skyrockets.  To support my adrenals, I always have PowerMeal with Amazon Power Shake added, Ningxia Red, and Mineral Essence.
  5. Stay Present.  Sounds weird right?  We can get so wrapped up with all the things we have to do we forget to savor the moment. When I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed, I stop what I’m doing and grab my Grounding oil.  I open it up, rub a few drops on my palm, and then take a deep breath.  Works wonders for me!

Do you have any tips that help you during this time of year?  Please comment to Jen Crippen and share how you get Holiday anxiety relief!

4 Responses to “Anxiety Therapy for The Holidays”

  1. Valerie Kay says:

    I just want to thank you for this information. I have suffered with panic attacks and High anxiety all my life. Most of the stuff on the subject ends up just confusing me. You even know what foods to eat! Where do I get grounding oils? Any way I just wanted to thank you.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I will send you an email to on where to get grounding oils. They are a life saver for sure!

  3. Paula Nelson says:

    I used the Feelings Kit and saw a tremendous change in my outlook on life. I also wear Joy every day.
    At bedtime, I put Peace and Calming on the bottom of my feet. Also, I have been drinking NingXia Red
    for two years.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It is wonderful isn’t it? Every home needs a Feelings Kit! Can you imagine how much better everyone in the world would get along?
    Yea for you Paula, keep up the good work.

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