Holidays, vacations, life transitions, daily life – whatever is going on, there’s bound to be some stress. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. A little stress can help you devote attention and time to a situation, helping you find solutions and overcome obstacles. But too much stress can set you down the wrong path. The solution is building resilience to stress through self care. Self-care is more important than ever during these wild times.
Mindful Tips for bouncing back from Stress
There’s a lot you can do to bounce back from stress. Aside from hopping into a yoga class, check out this guide here.
- Breathing Techniques (Pranayama)
- Belly (Abdominal) Breathing
- Equal Breathing (Sama Vritti/ Counting Breath)
- Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shodhana)
- Guided Visualization Techniques
- Grounding Visualization
- Calming Visualization
- Eating Well Recommendations
Helpful Tips for Self-Care
This self care guide has some great suggestions on how to introduce self-care breaks into your life during hectic times.
Eating well is a form of self-care. A healthy diet can help lower anxiety. Yet, it’s not always easy to eat well during the holidays and other celebrations. It’s a challenge since there is an expectation that you will overindulge with food at some point. It might not always be possible to only eat wholesome food. Yet, you could try making a healthier version of a beloved holiday dish!
Here’s are two options from the Yoga District recipe archive:
- Creamy Vegan Herb Mashed Potatoes
- Vegetarian Stuffing and Gravy
- Also check out other healthy and comforting Yoga District recipes here.
The entire Yoga District community hopes you have a lovely time during the holiday season and always. We hope you feel empowered to use breathing techniques, visualization methods, self-care breaks, and healthy food options to help you bounce back from any stress you face.
By Charon K.