If you’re feeling a little down or anxious this holiday season, I’ve got good news to share with you.
Because I’ve discovered three simple ways to keep my frazzled mind feeling sane, and actually enjoy this time of year.
See, scientists discovered a thing called sound therapy all the way in the 1940s.
And it was mostly used on soldiers to help them reduce stress and anxiety from the War.
So ever since, doctors and researchers have been studying this way of healing in depth.
For example, a study published in 2017 showed that patients who were exposed to music with specific frequencies for 30 minutes felt less pain after spinal surgery.
Another study published in 2003 showed that sound therapy can help to reduce stress and calm an anxious mind.
Granted, you may have heard of this before—and perhaps even tried already.
But get this -
Did you know, there’s actually Christmas music with therapeutic frequencies!
This means you can get into the holiday spirit while healing and calming your body and mind.
Here’s my favourite channel to listen to while I’m wrapping all the Christmas gifts → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq9NIWY3e7A
This helps you to relax, release stress and feel good.
The second thing I’ve been doing is adding a drop or two of lavender essential oil into my air humidifier.
That may sound a bit woo-woo for some people, but there’s a science behind it.
One study published in 2018 showed that lavender essential oils have calming effects on people with a frazzled mind.
And can actually calm the central nervous system.
Plus, according to the International Journal of Aromatherapy, essential oils have been used in Chinese traditional medicine for centuries.
So if you’ve never tried using essential oils, it might be a good idea to give ‘em a go,
Not only do you feel calm and relaxed, but it fills the entire house with a pleasant smell.
Lastly, I’ve been trying to take 3 to 5 minutes throughout the day to stop and take a few deep breaths.
Now, you might be thinking you’ve got so much to do and there is absolutely no time to waste…
But I promise you, spending 3 minutes to stop and concentrate just on breathing will do wonders for your frantic mind and your stress levels.
Cheers, and Happy Holidays!