The holidays are a time to come together with those you love and celebrate the joy they bring you. The holiday period is a time for good food, classic movies, and gifts. For many people, though, they can be a source of sadness, loneliness or stress. If you are already a little anxious just thinking about the holidays, you are not alone.
According to a 2015 survey conducted by Healthline, a consumer health information site, 62 percent of respondents said their stress level was “very or somewhat” elevated during the Holiday Season. Only 10 percent said they didn’t have an increased level of stress during the end-of-the-year holidays.
The most common stressors cited included the following:
- Financial obligations
- Extensive travel
- Maintaining personal health habits
- Interacting with family members and friends
The holidays can be very tough for people who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one. There are people who don’t get along well with their families, for whom those gatherings can be a source of anxiety. Lack of holiday plans can also cause people to feel blue at this time of year.
If you have trouble during the holidays, we would encourage you to pay close attention to your spirituality and explore ways to heal and restore balance in your life during these hectic times.
Practices like meditation and yoga are one way you can slow down, restore your energy and find inner peace. A regular practice can be calming and act as a counterbalance for anxiety, stress, anger and sadness. Adding the use of chakra jewelry and other healing crystal jewelry in combination with meditation and yoga can further serve to realign your energy.
There are many crystals with different healing properties, to help with everything from calming nerves to clarifying one’s purpose in life. For instance, stones for anxiety made from amethyst, hematite, and other elements can be rubbed during times of stress and nervousness to ease and squash negative feelings. These healing properties have been documented for centuries, and we recommend researching the crystals and stones that will help with your specific holiday concerns.
As you go through the holidays, remember it is important to make time for yourself and treat your body well for your physical and mental well-being. Try incorporating the healing power of crystals this holiday season and you may find increased peace and joy this year.