I think we can all agree that the holiday scenario I described above is typical and... well... crazy; but, often unavoidable. We can do little things to help ourselves de-stress. Even though the days get busy fast, I try to start each day with quiet time. I have my dog, my cup of coffee, and daily readings. I cut out unnecessary things from my schedule; I try to include at least one thing I enjoy each day; I listen to music. I also use my Lavender Soaps for aroma therapy when showering, and I use my Lavender Lotion Stick on my hands so I can breathe in the calming, natural scent. When I was the Human Resources Director for a large company, I kept a bottle of Lavender in my desk for emergency aroma therapy - - it truly helped!
Lavender has been used for centuries because of its calming, relaxing effect. It’s considered a nervous system restorative. Lavender aroma helps with sleep, restlessness, irritability, panic attacks, nervous stomach and general nervous tension.
Whether it is Christmas or Hanukkah - -it only comes once a year. Let's take the time to realize the joyous blessing that it is and refuse to let it be the stressing that society has made it. The choice is ours. I choose blessing!