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Holiday Wellbeing: Strategies to Make This Season Joyful and Stress Free

The holiday season is always stressful. In the midst of entertaining, shopping and caretaking, it pays to practice some extreme self-care. Here are a few tips to get you through the holiday season unscathed.

Practice Mindfulness

In simple terms, mindfulness focuses on “being” rather than “doing.” It’s training your mind to understand how you are feeling without making judgments. Like meditation, mindfulness works to reduce stress, calm the body and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Even though the CDC recommends adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep per day, they report that over 40 million American adults (30 percent) are only sleeping six or fewer hours a day. Short term sleep deprivation affects mood, memory retention and decision-making, Long-term sleep deprivation can exacerbate health problems like cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. A healthy sleep routine has an enormous impact on overall well-being.

Body Bliss Sleep Stick and Dream Mist Lavender Provence from the Body Bliss Pocket Therapies are excellent remedies for insomnia and excessive worry. Spray Dream Mist Lavender Provence on their pillow and Sleep Stick on wrists and neck to improve beauty rest. Dream Mist can also be diffused in the air. The Body Bliss Sleep Set containing Sleep Stick and Dream Mist.

Take a Walk in Nature

It's worth it to brave the cold to take a walk in nature this winter. Studies have found that heading outdoors to exercise is more enjoyable than doing the same activity while cooped up inside, and you'll feel a lift in your mood after just 5 minutes. Working out is also one of the best ways to bust anxiety: Research shows that it promotes the release of endorphins, which act like a tranquilizer on the brain. Plus, exercise blunts the effects of stress hormones like cortisol. Go for a family stroll before or after dinner, or set your morning alarm 20 minutes earlier to fit in a walk.

Give the Gift of Wellbeing

Share the gift of a stress-free holiday. Body Bliss Pocket Therapies Gift Set contains one of each of the following: Dream Mist - Lavender Provence, Shower Mist - Eucalyptus Mint, Skin Formula - Calendula Carrot and Muscle Stick.

The Body Bliss Native Botanicals Gift Set contains one COCONUT KUKUI - Argan Hair & Scalp Serum, OCEAN DEW - Trans-Dermal Magnesium Gel, PRICKLY PEAR - Jojoba Body Lotion, TREE OF LIFE - Forest Bathing Face & Body Mist (2fl.oz) and TURQUOISE SAGE - Mountain Arnica Massage Oil.

Do you have any stress-relieving tips to share? We would love to hear!

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