How to Stress Less and Survive the Holiday Season

By Karen Morris

We all know that the lead-up to Christmas can be really stressful.

Work deadlines are looming and the pressure of “must get XYZ done before the end” adds to the stress and feeling of chaos.

Then you’ve got Christmas functions you need to attend, last-minute presents to buy and wrapping up things for the end of the year.

Not to mention keeping kids entertained and getting ready for family engagements.

And then there’s the added pressure of knowing you have to see family members you haven’t seen for a while and for some, that can really cause stress and heartache.

Many people we speak to this time of year report sleep disturbances, exhaustion, feeling stressed and feeling anxious.

So it’s important to stay on top of the stress and manage it as best you can.

Getting sleep is probably the biggest priority, isn’t it?

One of our favourite products is Sleep Forte Herbal Drops. Designed for those who need help getting to sleep, Sleep forte herbal drops are made up of zizyphus, valerian, skullcap, and kava herbals.

These herbs specifically help to improve sleep, promote relaxation, reduce anxiety and keep your body and mind calm.

It helps you get to sleep faster and have a deeper, longer sleep. And no drowsiness the next day, which is so great! We get so many good reports about this herbal mix. Try it today and see how your sleep improves.

Combine a good night’s sleep with Adrenal Stress Herbal Drops to help regenerate and support the health of adrenal glands.

Your Adrenal glands are responsible for providing you with energy, better quality sleep, fewer cravings and a feeling of calmness.

The healthier your adrenal glands are, the less likely you are in a constant state of flight/fright/freeze response, which should never be our normal state of being.

Adrenal Fatigue is a stress-related condition that results in symptoms like exhaustion, weakened immunity, sleep disturbances, insomnia, anxiety, foggy mind and food cravings, Adrenal Stress Herbal Tonic is for anyone suffering from any of those symptoms or a general sense of exhaustion.

You may have recently heard of the herb Ashwagandha (also known as Withania) as it’s become popular due to its stress and anxiety-relieving properties.

It helps to sharpen focus and memory, support heart health, lower blood sugar and fat and increase muscle and strength. It also helps to improve sexual function in women and boost fertility and testosterone levels in men.

We have it in an easy-to-take capsule, take it twice a day, and you’ll discover you’ll sleep better and feel better. 

Are you getting enough Magnesium? Magnesium is essential for energy production, nerve stress, blood pressure regulation and easing aching muscles. Magnesium citrate may relieve and reduce the incidence of migraines, headaches, stress, anxiety, depression, constipation, and restless leg syndrome.

Take 1g – 3g in a glass of water daily and see how it helps you to gently dissolve those aches and pains.

You know we love our Flower Essences too!

Rescue Remedy is a soft, gentle remedy that helps you cope with life’s ups and downs. It helps to assist the return to a more positive outlook when you need comfort and reassurance.

We make it the traditional way, with flower essences of Rock Rose, Impatiens, Clematis, Star of Bethlehem and Cherry Plum.

Rescue Remedy provides support in times of emotional demand, such as before a driving test, interview, exam or flight or when you simply need a little help.

Suitable for all the family, take a few drops on the tongue several times a day, whenever you feel you need some assistance.

Rescue Remedy for Sleep is similar but also helps to calm and soothe your restless mind providing natural relief from occasional sleeplessness caused by stress and repetitive thoughts.

It has the added flower essence of White Chestnut and has traditionally been used to help switch off the mind from unwanted, repetitive thoughts. These flower essences combined in RESCUE SLEEP help you enjoy a natural night’s sleep.

Also, if you think your Christmas and New Years’ parties are going to be bigger than ever this year, it’s important to keep your immune system in check!

We highly recommend having on hand a bottle of our Immune Boost Herbal Drops. When you’ve got your sleep and adrenals covered, giving your immune system a boost will also keep you in tip-top shape over this holiday season.

Immune boost herbs are a blend of astragalus, echinacea, olive leaf, elderberry and pelargonium herbals. Take 5ml once a day as a maintenance dose and you’ll keep away any viruses and other lurgies that may be lurking around.

We know that Christmas can be a special time, and we want that for you by keeping you and your family healthy and well. Remember to breathe deeply, get some sleep and most of all enjoy yourself!

Make sure you place your orders now so we can ship them out today. And of course, if you have any questions, do contact us through the website or give us a call at (02) 9555 5117 and we’ll be glad to have a chat!

From all of us here at Herbs Online Shop, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe, Happy, Healthy New Year!