Year end can be a feast for worries. While some folk take the preparations and extra tasks with a smile and a song, others struggle along.
If you are feeling stress, here are some tips to help you have a more peaceful year end.
If you are fortunate not to be affected by this crazy time of year, share these suggestions with those who are looking a bit frazzled.
TOP TIPS FOR DEFLATING YEAR END WORRIES
1. Acknowledge vs resistance
Instead of resisting a particular worry, acknowledge it.
Notice where the worry is manifesting in the body as a discomfort.
2. What if… ? vs What can I…?
Instead of playing the ‘What If’ game,
ask yourself productive questions such as , ‘What can I do to assist this situation?’
3. Past/Future vs Present Time
Instead of worrying about the past or the future, bring yourself into the present moment by breathing deeply, massaging your feet or hands and singing.
4. Worsening vs Helping
Persistent worrying can only make you feel worse as it stresses the brain and the body. Help yourself out of this by placing one hand lightly on your forehead and breathing deeply. Continue for 30 seconds.
5. Uncontrolled worrying vs controlled worrying
Sometimes one does need to seriously consider a problem. Instead of consistently thinking about a relevant ‘worry’, set aside a specific time to think about the situation, write down possible solutions or talk to a friend and when your allocated time is up let it go and move on to another task.