Keeping Holiday Stress Under Control

Warding Off the Holiday Stress

It's the most stressful time of the year. With dinners to prep, gatherings to plan, and gifts to buy—it can be easy to get your tinsel in a tangle during the holidays.

 

The health experts at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital are here to share simple ways that you can keep distressing feelings at bay, leaving your holidays jolly and bright!

Take a Walk

You may have memories of your parents or teacher telling you to go take a walk when you’re feeling particularly overwhelmed. Well, you may want to continue this practice into your adult life. Whether you decide to take a walk around the block, take a lap around the mall, or to hit your favorite nature trail—walking can help you to feel more at ease.

Take a Yoga Break

Yoga isn’t just an excellent low-impact exercise, it’s a great way to clear your mind and give your mental health a refresh. When you find yourself feeling particularly overwhelmed, set aside some time in your day to be alone with your thoughts and relieve some tension. Whether you find videos to follow on YouTube or you join a virtual class, yoga can help you to feel present and relaxed.

Spend Time with Loved Ones

While you may not be able to have your regular large dinner parties and holiday celebrations this year, you can still enjoy the holidays with your family. Spend time together decorating the house, doing crafts, and getting in the holiday spirit—enjoying each other's company!

Take Time Away from Social Media

While social media can be an excellent way to stay connected to your friends and family, especially in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be detrimental too. Social media adds pressure to make the holidays as perfect as possible, which can leave you feeling more stressed than you already were. Take this time to focus on the reason for the season and take some time away from your timeline.

Primary Care in Ridgecrest, California

At Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, our team of highly trained and experienced family physicians and internists is dedicated to providing healthcare services to patients of all ages in Ridgecrest and the surrounding areas.

 

To learn more about our primary care services or schedule an appointment, visit our website or give us a call at (760) 446-3551 (Mon-Fri 8 AM-4:30 PM).