Ah, the Christmas season... the time of year when you and your family give each other presents as a way to prevent killing each other.
The holidays can be a very stressful time of year, and seeing as how I'm around 31.2 percent cookie right about now, I definitely need some exercise/an exorcism to rid me of my holiday anxieties.
1. Pump it up.
A sentient workout machine, Khloé writes,
Working out is my #1 stress reliever! It gets those endorphins flowin', honey!
Great! Thanks for the advice, Khloé!
*gets on treadmill, passes out on treadmill with an empty tub of ice cream*
I think I've gotten the hang of this!
2. Spend more time by yourself.
I'm someone that needs alone time to unwind. I'm big on bubble baths. I'm really fortunate to have a TV in my bathroom so I'll take a bath and watch 'Real Housewives' or something that takes my mind away from whatever is bothering me. Then when I'm out of the bath, I'm good. I think everyone needs alone time every once in a while.
A reality TV star... who watches reality TV? This is v. meta if you ask me.
2. Crank up those tunes!
Put that inordinately high Spotify monthly fee to good use and listen to your favorite songs over and over again. Khloé Kardashian adds,
I think music is a great way to de-stress because it's such a good mood changer. If you're in a sad mood and listen to sad music, I think you'll get more sad. (Sometimes you need a good cry, though!)
4. Catch some Zs.
I'm a really bad sleeper normally because I'm an overthinker and can't shut off. I've been sleeping better these days but I still don't sleep enough. I used to be stressed about so many other things and worried at night. I think now that my life is a little less toxic, it's easier for me to sleep. I used to take Zzzquil or other sleep medicines all the time. Now I take melatonin if I need to but I like to train my body not to rely on it. You need to get a good night's sleep in order to be less stressed in life!
5. Power down that iPhone, y'all. It's time to go off the grid.
We all know that looking at your iPhone before hitting the hay can cause some serious dismay for your REM cycles. Khloé writes,
My phone goes on silent every night. If someone who knows me needs me, they have my house phone number to call me on. I always turn my phone over so I can't even see it go off at night. I trained myself to do that. But, if I'm bored, I'll still go on my phone. It's such a bad habit that I recommend breaking if you want to get a good night's sleep!
With these five steps, I know we're all going to accomplish our New Year's resolutions. Now, how do I get off this treadmill?