How to unwind during festive season

As the year comes to an end, many people are planning to rest and free their minds.

But, some people find themselves more tired and stressed when they come back from a holiday.

Clinical psychologist, Charissa Bloomberg, says there are lot of things that stop people from having a quality 'me time' while on vacation.

Here are some tips if you are planning to stay at home...

  1. Have enough food stocked.

  2. Take frequent naps

  3. Eat healthy fruits and vegetables

  4. Rejuvenate the mind, body and soul

  5. Sit outside in nature

And be quiet. As a psychologist, I talk all the time. I don't want to talk. Make sure you have quiet time, naps and listen to lovely music.

Charissa Bloomberg, clinical psychologist

Read a book. Watch all the TV episodes you want to catch up on. Cuddle the animals. Do what makes your heart sing, that's gonna refresh your soul, and be selfish about it, because this is about what you need.

Charissa Bloomberg, clinical psychologist

If you are travelling to your holiday destination, Bloomberg says you need to plan everything ahead of time.

Journey needs to be part of a holiday. We take pictures. We have fun. We entertain children along the way.

Charissa Bloomberg, clinical psychologist

Plan that there is time to relax and do what you want. And have some me time there as well.

Charissa Bloomberg, clinical psychologist

There needs to be some me time, otherwise we won't manage our stress levels at all.

Charissa Bloomberg, clinical psychologist

She says it's important for people to take a break from their electronic devices.

Make this time to reconnect with your partner as well.

Charissa Bloomberg, clinical psychologist

Listen to the audio below for more tips...


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