5 Tips to Manage Holiday Stress | Beyond Small Talk

Are you frustrated because you’re far away from your family this Christmas? 

Pressured to spend extravagant gifts for your loved ones?  

Or overwhelmed by traffic? 

No matter what it is that’s causing you to be anxious or depressed this holiday seasonGod can turn what seems to be a season of mourning into a season of hope.  

To help you, follow our Beyond Small Talk hosts Trisha Denise Campañer, Archie Dela Cruz, and Peter Kairuz’s wise advice on how to manage those negative emotions this holiday 

1. Acknowledge your negative emotions. 

While avoidance seem to be a sensible thing to do when you’re challenged with stress, anxiety, and/or depression, Archie Dela Cruz said that you don’t need to be afraid to be in touch with difficult emotions.  

The moment you acknowledge and own the negative feeling, struggle, or emotion, you will have the freedom to let it go,” he explained.  

2. Spend a lot of time with your loved ones 

Why? Because they are the primary source of healing your emotional struggles.  

When you are surrounded or connected with people that love you, your body releases oxytocin or “love hormone” which brings healing or therapeutic effect.  

3. Get enough sleep 

Despite the holiday chaos, reward yourself by finding time to rest and recharge.   

According to WebMD, “A good night’s sleep makes you able to tackle the day’s stress more easily. When you are tired, you are less patient and more easily agitated, which can increase stress. 

Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Practicing good sleep hygiene along with stress-lowering tactics can help improve your quality of sleep,” they explained.  

4. Have the right perspective.  

Develop a heavenly mindset by meditating on the Word of God.  

Whenever you experience or feel negative emotions, God’s Word will help you win the battle in your mind and give you victory over your circumstances.  

5. Pray to God.  

God’s got your back.  

His arm is not too short to save you, nor His ear too deaf to hear your cry for help (Isaiah 59:1). He is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18).  

If you need prayers, you may call CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700.  

Stay tuned for more upcoming webisodes this December 14, Saturday, 7 pm on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

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