The holidays are meant to be a time to relax, bond with our families, and celebrate, but unfortunately they can also be stressful. Stress can manifest itself it many ways, and it can hurt you not only emotionally, but physically as well –it can even lead to back pain! At Family Chiropractic Center of Santa Fe, we don’t just provide you with the chiropractic care you need and send you on your way, we can offer you lifestyle solutions that can help you to be healthier and happier as a whole, including the following list of tricks for how to deal with your stress:

  • Come up with a schedule- Do you easily get overwhelmed by your mental to-do lists? When you take the time to sit down and schedule it all out, you will probably find out that you are more than capable of getting everything done. Also, once you have a set time to accomplish your tasks, you won’t have to think about them anymore until it comes time to actually get them done.
  • Don’t forget to take time for yourself- When you start to feel stressed or overwhelmed, you should take a few moments to breathe and enjoy a little bit of “me-time”. You will be surprised at what a big difference that even small breaks will make on your outlook!
  • Smile!- When we smile, our brains release endorphins, which will help to fight off your stress and help you to feel relaxed and happy. So, even if you don’t feel like it, start smiling! You will literally trick your body into being happier and your stress will start to melt away.