What’s the worst thing about the holidays? Stress. Stress can even ruin a holiday such as Christmas for people. Holiday stress is something that affects many people. Something about a busy holiday season impacts a lot of people negatively. They can be filled with anxiety, feel jittery, have problems with sleep, and often feel panic in the pit of their stomach. Why are holidays so stressful and what can you do about it? Can NLP help?
Stress can happen as a triggered response based on previous experience. Knowing how busy you’ll be over the Christmas holidays is often enough to set you into a panic attack. You might even have childhood memories that cause stress at the holidays. Before you think about coping, you’re thinking about stress and that can make the situation and your reaction to it worse.
Financial woes, time constraints, shopping, house cleaning, dealing with relatives, and all the extra work can make it difficult to enjoy the holiday season. Some people get very depressed every December. There are a number of things you can do to help you cope better over the holiday. You can work at reducing stress, yes. But certain amounts of pressure are bound to exist. Instead of hoping that you can fight stress with deep breathing and counting to ten, NLP helps you look at your situation differently by changing how you react to what could be a stress trigger for you. Stress is bound to exist. How we react to it is what’s most important.
NLP and Holiday Stress
Neuro linguistic programming can be a great method for helping you react differently and more constructively to stress. It might not be possible for you to remove the stress in your life. Holidays still happen. Relatives still come over. You still have to buy and wrap and pay for all of those gifts. The way you react to the pressure is within your control and self hypnosis / NLP can make a dramatic difference.
Where to Get Help With Stress
Sure, relaxation and breathing exercises can help. Instead of just trying to count to ten when you feel anxious, try listening to a self help recording related to stress or consider attending a session with a trained hynotherapist