The festive season is rolling in, and if you’re feeling decidedly stressed at the thought, you’re not alone. Studies reveal that a huge proportion of us experience bad vibes during the holiday season, with one revealing that nearly half of women in the US experience heightened stress levels at this time. If we paint a picture of intense family meetups, children under feet, and days of being together, it’s easy to see how this can bubble over.
This stress can wreak havoc on our festive schedule, leading to sleep disturbances, irritability, and a sense of loneliness. But hold up, because here are the positives – first, this is a common, shared experience among parents. Second, there are techniques and tools at the ready to help you navigate this hot mess. This comes down to tapping into stress-management tools and focusing on yourself amid the muddle of festivities. You guessed it, CBD also has potential in this big picture, with its promising effects on alleviating stress and anxiety. Let’s dive in and illuminate this subject, festive lights style.
Kids, friends, in-laws; parties, caroling, late nights; pressure to have a good time, get along, make lifelong memories – all these things go hand-in-hand with big calendar events like the holiday season. The irony is, we all know that the more pressure you place on a situation, the less cool we’re going to behave. Add to this an expectation of perfection (when real-life people are far from perfect), and things can crumble around us in a moment.
But this isn’t just about the people we’re sharing the holidays with, there are other factors at play. Understanding how the choices we make during this time affect our emotions and behaviors is step one. Here’s a rundown of all the things that add to the festive pressure cooker in your mind.
It’s important to note that it’s nearly impossible to live exactly as you usually would during the holiday season. That doesn’t mean you can’t turn to the things that make you feel better either. Finding a way to carve out a little time each day for yourself is necessary, and sensible, and it will pay off.
We believe we all have the power to deal with the stress that can come with the holiday season. Finding the right tools to enable you to do that is our thing, and our premium, high-quality CBD can play a part in your overall plan. Bringing you trusted products without any toxic ingredients, the Press Pause specialty range of CBD wellness products only uses the highest quality CBD and clinically-backed formulations. To see how we can help, speak to our team for more information or browse our shop.