10 Ways to Be Less Anxious this Holiday Season — Nina Zapala
Ten ways to be less anxious this holiday season offers tips to help you destress. Is your holiday to-do list overwhelming, and just thinking about it brings feelings of overwhelm? Is your mind swirling with thoughts; I should have the tree up, the shopping done, the cards sent, blah, blah. You’ve tried to shake your anxiety, yet instead, you’ve adopted an ugly mood, a frenzied pace, and the tone in your voice is anything but pleasant.
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“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.” — Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol
Where’s the joy in that?
Ok, before the month goes on any further, stop, take a break, and breathe. I have to ask if you’re already feeling stressed; who or why are you doing what you’re doing? Are you doing it for the family? Your parents? A work party? If you don’t love it, then why do it? Let someone know this isn’t your thing, and if they love it, maybe they can host the family gathering, the work party — or at the very least share the responsibility.
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Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he? — Clarence the Angel, from the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life.
Here are a Few Tips to Get You’re Happy On:
1. Know Your Awesome Personality Type
If you don’t know how awesome your personality type is and what tasks you can seamlessly perform, go back and read; Know How Awesome Your Personality Type Is — after you’ve read this post, of course. Knock out the tasks you can do easily and move on to the next. This way, you’ll feel good about yourself, as you’ve already accomplished a thing or two.
2. Get off the Internet.
We’ve all come to realize online posts are typically staged and unreal for the most part. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have access to Nate Burkas and his team of merry elves to decorate my house. Do you? So don’t stress. Do the best you can and leave the rest.
3. Take a day off.
Come on, and I know you have a ton of paid sick days, and who knows, you may even get sick if you don’t take some “me time.” It’s exactly what you need!
4. Sing and Dance Your Way into the Season
Put on your favorite holiday tunes or Christmas movie to get you into the season. Dance, laugh and remember as a child how much you looked forward to Christmas Day or another time when you felt absolute joy. Feel into it, and keep it close to you as you go through the season.
5. Do Something for Someone Else
Yes, I know you’re busy, but random acts of kindness increase dopamine levels and your mood. Check. Check.
6. Feeling out of Control, Stop and Breathe
When you take three consecutive deep breaths, it begins to alleviate stress. Easy — peasy, no gym, pills, or booze — just deep breathing to a happier you!
7. Go for a Walk
If weather permits, go for a walk. Did you know walking can and does curb carbohydrate cravings; chocolate, cookies, and a bevy of holiday treats waiting to tempt you. So talk a walk, curb your cravings and feel better.
8. Be Screen Free
Be screen-free for an entire evening; no phone, computer, or TV. Take this time to curl up with a cup of tea or hot apple cider and grab the book you’ve wanted to read, or open up the crisp pages of a new magazine and savor this quiet time. Yes, after the kids go to bed. And think, no obnoxious pop-up ads to distract you. An extra bonus!
9. Ask for help!
If you’re like me, I don’t ask for help, and then I’m exhausted as I’ve done everything. Remember, people don’t read minds, so ask for what you need.
10. Make Time for Family
So you didn’t bake seven varieties of cookies. What’s important is you took time to be with family, quality time, playing board games, looking at old photos, or enjoying a date night with your hubby/wife. The season is meant for gatherings, joy, and frivolity, something we could all use right now!
It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s who’s around it. — Charlie Brown Christmas
More About the Soul’s Role in Personality Typing
I hope you found 10 Ways to Be Less Anxious this Holiday Season eye-opening. I’m passionate and intentional about introducing the idea of personality tying with a spiritual understanding to help you find yourself.
The career personality typing model of the 1950s is fine. Yet, if we want to know who we are and find ourselves in a crazy world, we must tap into our Divine mind, which brings unlimited potential, happiness, and abundance into our lives.
Our higher self relies on a healthy personality to express our unique sacred stories, prompting us to take inspired action in all we do. Our higher self speaks through our persona — exuding joy, passion, and love.
A Discovery of Personality Typing With a Spiritual Understanding
According to Psychology Today magazine, 93% of people want to change something about themselves. Which begs the question, why change yourself?
Do you realize you come from unlimited potential, the never-ending cosmos where ideas never end? Do you really think you can recreate yourself better than the Creator did? Come on!
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Are you’re ready to commit to fully knowing yourself? To live thoughtfully, question everything, and love completely.
You may not find this journey to be an easy one. Still, you will find it enriching, beyond your imagination, a fascinating discovery of personality typing with a spiritual understanding helping you gain clarity, confidence, and course to step into your next dream!
Are you longing for soulutions that encourage you to become the hero of your own fairy tale? Realize we are cosmic beings, complex, and filled to the brim with eternal wisdom. Today, you’re armed with new dreams, hopes, and desires to accelerate the experience of being fully alive — living your truth.
Remember, you’re not here to chase love, money, or success. You’re here to discover your truth, the best version of you. Divine Intelligence conspires with you when you choose your truth and brings you all that you’ll ever need.
So, I ask again, are you ready to become the hero of your own fairy tale?
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It’s Time to Discover; the Soul’s Role in Personality Typing ©️ — Nina Zapala, a Curious Type, ENTP. I’m a certified Myers-Briggs® instructor with an intuitive side ready to introduce you to a new paradigm in personality typing supported by a spiritual understanding.
Originally published at https://www.ninazapala.com on December 1, 2021.