The Christmas period is considered the most beautiful of the year: the colored lights, the decorated squares, the houses that are transformed with decorations and decorations. There are distant relatives who return, dinners, gifts to buy. To sum it all up, for some, Christmas can be a time of high stress, so here's how to avoid anxiety and a bad mood.
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Il Christmas time it is considered the most beautiful of the year: the colored lights, the decorated squares, the houses that are transformed with decorations and decorations. There are distant relatives who return, dinners, gifts to buy. To sum it all up, for some, Christmas can be a time of high stress, so here's how to avoid anxiety and a bad mood.
We had already talked about the true meaning of Christmas, that is to abandon the wildest consumerism and dedicate ourselves to what is most dear to us. This does not mean that we don't have to give gifts, the tree and everything else, but that we can do it more critically and responsibly.
Especially since the holidays don't have to turn into a nightmare. Let's start by thinking about what to put a strain on our nerves: first of all the unbridled race for gifts that usually ends on December 24th among mileage queues and useless purchases. Indecision about what to buy causes tension, as does the idea of having to spend Christmas Eve with not too nice relatives.
Again, dinners, dinners and dinners: but didn't you have to rest on holidays? Cleaning the house, arranging the table, washing the dishes, in short, the painting seems anything but idyllic. Fortunately, there are also remedies to avoid the build-up of stress.
He gives us a hand in this Terenzio Traisci, creator of the Engineering of Buonumore®, a method that aims to create within oneself a state of mind capable of managing stress and difficulties.
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According to Traisci, one must immediately understand what one's expectations are and be aware of them.
“Start with what idea of Christmas - preferably concrete and feasible - you want to spend, because when you give your brain the image, full of sounds and sensations you want to experience, this becomes the precise address you put in your browser. On the contrary, if the image is one of the previous nightmare points, your brain, which is an extraordinary machine, will take you precisely in that direction, also because it is the only one you have given it ”.
Here then are the questions to ask: 'How do I want to feel this Christmas?' 'What can I do simple to feel this way?' . Important: "Avoid negative sentences, because the brain reads them and follows them".
“Give yourself a gift, because maybe you give gifts to everyone and every year you forget the most important person, without whom there would be no gifts for anyone. If caring for others makes us happy and works, why shouldn't it work with us? Also in a better frame of mind, you will also cope better with relatives and family members. To take care of yourself, the simplest and most effective thing is to do some physical exercise, precisely because it may not have been possible during the year. Maybe we paid for the gym, keeping a personal trainer at a distance, but it didn't work to feel fit ”, jokes the psychologist.
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“Plan in advance when to get gifts and avoid focusing on fatigue and indecision, which only creates negative feelings and a block of creativity. Instead it is useful to remember the meaning of the gift to that person, the meaning of Christmas for that person. Ask yourself: of all the meanings of Christmas, which one would make me feel better? ”.
According to Traisci we can for example answer these questions:
- The fact of being able to make a useful gift, to satisfy a need of a loved one?
- The fact of being able to spend some time with the family, without worries?
- The fact that even the holiday homework done with the children can be an opportunity to get to know them better, to spend quality time with them, without the tiredness and lack of clarity of working weeks?
- The fact of being able to stop for a moment to breathe, to fix your mind, heart and home, to leave again with more cleanliness, order and serenity?
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"The truth is that Christmas is a bit like happiness, because if we are in good physical condition, we attribute a positive meaning to it and focus on the most advantageous sides for our mood, then it becomes a beautiful goal to aspire to", Traisci concludes.