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‘Find Yourself’ This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time to be together, to build memories and to celebrate the fortuities of life. However, the holidays are also a time that can bring us a great deal of stress; swarming shopping centers, congested roads, demanding work deadlines, gift expenses, travel arrangements, decorations, cooking, cleaning, holiday parties, family, friends and […]

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The holiday season is a time to be together, to build memories and to celebrate the fortuities of life.

However, the holidays are also a time that can bring us a great deal of stress; swarming shopping centers, congested roads, demanding work deadlines, gift expenses, travel arrangements, decorations, cooking, cleaning, holiday parties, family, friends and awkward social gatherings, can make December feel frustrating rather than festive.

With so much to attend to and such little time to attend to you, finding ways to alleviate stress and find peace become instantly difficult.

If the holiday season is causing you to feel trapped and overwhelmed with responsibility, take a deep breathe, close your eyes, and get away for the day with these following tips to help find serenity through isolation. After all, isn’t the holiday season is intended to be a chance to give rather than receive? Well, give yourself a break from all your hard work, and treat yourself to the gift of relaxation.

Bond with Mother Nature

Know one understands your frustrations and tribulations like Mother Nature. Visit a serene location that incites tranquility and listen to the ambient sounds of the scenery. It may sound trivial, but take a deep inhale through your nostrils to welcome in positive energy and slowly exhale through your mouth to expel unwanted thoughts.

People Watching

There is just something mundanely exhilarating of watching ordinary people do ordinary things. Visit a public location, like a mall, boardwalk or bustling street corner, and passively observe the world unfold before you. It’s hard to identify reasoning into why people watching gives us such pleasure, but it most certainly does. People watching also give us a different perspective of the world in which we inhabit. From the random hilarity of everyday life to the tender moments that almost always go unnoticed.

Marathon a TV show

The best part of being alone when watching TV is that you can finally watch what you want to watch. Turn on the fireplace, slip on your most comfortable binge watching gear, make yourself a hot cup of coco, rest your feet up and dive into today’s wonderful assortment of television entertainment. And if your viewing options are scarce in term of variation, DIRECTV select can solve your problem by offering you hundreds of channels of unique and premium selections of entertainment.

Exercise

While it’s imperative to spend some time relaxing with little to no movement as you binge watch, the same can be said about doing the exact opposite. Lace up your running shoes, stretch your muscles and get your butt moving. Exerting yourself in physical activity is the best remedy for easing tension, both physically and mentally; sports and physical activity not only balances your weight and speeds up your metabolism, but also unleashes a wave of feel-good chemicals that are naturally stored and released in your brain. After a good sweat, your day is poised to have a sunnier outlook and the holiday season will become something you will be looking forward to, not looking forward to avoid.

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