Christmas is in the air – it smells of cookies, gingerbread and fir branches. A time of contemplation and tranquility, if there wasn’t the self-imposed actionism. The to-do-list until Christmas seems infinitely long. Presents have to be bought, cards have to be written. And – what to eat during the holidays? The consequences: many of us are stressed, have a poor sleep and are driven by nervousness and hecticness.
Hints for a relaxed and stress-free Christmas
It’s a shame and almost alarming that contemplation during pre-Christmas period is nearly impossible for most of us. When watching children, you can detect the joy in their eyes, the special Christmas-glow. Gestures and fascial expressions of adults on the other hand, simply reveal stress and hurry. But, even though Christmas is an annual event – try to consciously enjoy this special time. Here are some simple yet helpful hints to do so:
- The right time: what is important, what not so much? What can wait resp. be postponed? Here, a list and a timetable with what you have to do and buy might come in handy. Plan some breaks; this enables to enjoy the Advent time in spite of falling into the Christmas-hustle-bustle.
- Music for the right mood: music is not only good for falling asleep and sleeping through, music also creates a good atmosphere. Suitable songs bring the Christmas spirit into your living room, too. You can’t here Christmas carols anymore? Enjoy some relaxed moments with your SAMINA Soundlife pillow at your power napping time and start refreshed into the next “Christmas tasks”.
- Strong nerves & lots of energy: preparations can be very energy-sapping. The more important it is to start into your day strengthened. The best way to do so is a balanced breakfast after a night of sufficient and restful sleep. Fill up your protein reservoirs – these are the basic for building important anti-stress-hormones. Those who do without a breakfast should have an anti-stress-snack at 11 a.m. latest. A simple recipe: mix 3 tsp high-quality protein powder with a natural yoghurt, put some walnuts in – they strengthen your nerves and fill up your vitamin-B-reservoir. Enjoy!
- Best anti-stress-factor: sleep! Sleep is vital. Body and mind need the nightly rest for regeneration. But, due to stress we often struggle to find sleep. Thoughts revolve, things you shouldn’t forget or you have forgotten spin around. Put a paper and pen beside your bed and write them down! So, you can easily remember them the following day and find rest. Because, too few sleep not only leads to more stress and irritability but also decreases performance and increases concentration difficulties.
SAMINA gift idea
Are you still looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Present your loved ones with something that is useful and beneficial – a piece of health with SAMINA. In our wide range of pillows and duvets you will find something for everyone.
Source: Editorial – Simply Healthy Sleep