The holidays shouldn't be a stressful time of year
Yet for many of us they are- the pressures of money and social commitments on top of an already overburdened schedule can push us to the tipping point. If this describes you, and you want to prevent yourself from tipping, the only response is to take control of stress reduction. There are many ways to do this- one of our favorites is a tech break. Phones, computers and tablets seem so necessary in today's society. But there was a time not long ago when these devices plaid zero role in our lives! And who can say whether we were worse off. While we would never suggest ditching your devices completely, you can manage your screen time more effectively.
Managing screen stress
The constant dinging of notifications, e-mails, offers and updates has become the 21st century soundtrack in the lives of many. What we often fail to countenance is its impact on our stress level. The holidays present the perfect time to unplug and unwind- especially when you are having a family gathering. One tactic is to turn the phone off and leave it out of the picture as much as possible during holiday activities. This may mean ceding control of the photo-taking to another family member, but it will help you stay more present and less stressed out.
Why stress reduction is so important
Stress is a silent killer. Western medicine is finding out more about the role of consistently high stress levels in a number of chronic illnesses. Chiropractic, as part of a holistic plan for wellbeing, helps reduce stress by establishing mental and physical balance. If it's time you started getting serious about stress, give our office in Houston a call to schedule an appointment today.