Sunlight...stimulates the production of feel-good serotonin and also helps relieve stress symptoms. Spending time outdoors or near a window on sunny days is a mood booster.
Walk away from worries.. the rhythm and repetition of walking has a tranquillising effect on your brain and it decreases anxiety and improves sleep. A brisk, half-hour walk every day is a good starting point.
Squeeze..the fleshy place between your index finger and thumb is called the hoku spot in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Applying firm pressure with gentle massage there for 30-60 seconds can reduce stress and tension in your upper body. So, if you start to feel overwhelmed by the holiday chaos, give your hand a squeeze and take a deep breath.
Go tech-free...constant mobile phone buzzes and email alerts keep you in a perpetual fight-or-flight mode due to bursts of adrenaline. This can be exhausting and contributes to increasing stress levels, especially in women. This is a great time to turn your gadgets off and enjoy the holiday celebrations and cheer with uninterrupted time with your family and friends without worry.
Dip into some raw honey...you'll get an instant energy boost and kick, its antioxidant and antibacterial properties may boost your immunity. Here's a tip: the dark the honey, the more powerful the antioxidant punch, so look for raw versions for the most power/benefit.
And remember to get enough sleep when possible, it resets your mind, body and mood!