Relax the Right Way

We’re almost there—Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, for the last week, you’ve been rushing around, wrapping last-minute gifts, welcoming visitors, and whipping up food for a crowd. Not to mention, tackling stack after stack of dirty dishes, pile after pile of laundry, and making sure your home is spotlessly clean. Between the family, friends, and laughter, you need to give yourself some rest so you can gear up for the big day! Here’s how to take a break and steal some time for yourself:

  • Work in a workout. Take a brisk 30-minute walk outside. The fresh air and time to yourself will do you good.
  • Rub away the tension. A massage will have you relaxed and feeling stress-free in no time. Use mood-boosting herbal oils, such as bergamot, geranium, jasmine, neroli, or ylang-ylang, all of which are available at health food stores.
  • Eat good mood food. Tryptophan-rich foods, such as turkey, chicken, fish, dairy products, soybeans, nuts, and avocados can ease stress. So spread some guacamole on a slice of leftover turkey, or grab a handful of almonds, and snack away.
  • Get help from hyssop. Relax in a hyssop herbal bath before you head for bed, and I guarantee you’ll get a good night’s sleep. Simply drop 4 or 5 hyssop tea bags (found at any health food store) into the running bathwater and add a few teaspoons of oatmeal. Let the bags float as you soak, and soon your troubles will also float—away!

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