Holistic Wealth Podcast

How To Cope with Holiday Stress

How To Cope with Holiday Stress

In this exciting episode of the Holistic Wealth podcast with Keisha Blair, we have an exciting solo episode on how to cope with holiday stress. Around the globe, over 6 million people have lost their lives to COVID-19. Many families are dealing with grief from the loss of a loved one. We’re also in the midst of a high-inflation period, with rising gas prices, rising food prices and rising interest rates and this will no doubt cause undue stress for many this holiday season. The pandemic has caused us all to look more deeply at our lives to examine the direction we want our post-pandemic lives to take. In this episode I will walk you through effective strategies to cope with holiday stress. In the NEW Holistic Wealth Expanded and Updated: 36 Life Lessons To Help You Recover From Disruption, Find Your Life Purpose and Achieve Financial Freedom, there are many strategies throughout to help you master the “Art of Recovery From Disruption”. Tune in to listen to this episode of the Holistic wealth podcast with Keisha Blair.

How To Cope with Holiday Stress

These are a quick list of some strategies to help you cope with financial survivor guilt (Listen to the full episode of the podcast):

  1. Practice Gratitude & Reframe Problems – practicing daily gratitude through writing in a gratitude journal or dropping notes in a gratitude jar – which helps with reducing stress, anxiety and financial stress.
  2. Focus on Mindfulness – Regular and sustained mindfulness practice has been shown to improve attentional control, increase awareness of internal and external experiences and reduce stress.
  3. Know Your Personal Financial Identity– Take the Personal Financial Identity quiz on the Institute on Holistic Wealth website and regain control of your spending habits.
  4. Embrace the Holistic Wealth Method – Think of all your decisions as either a depletion or an addition to your holistic wealth bank account – and focus on activities that enrich you.
  5. Positive Self-Talk – can stop catastrophic mind chatter that causes work stress and keep you calm in stressful situations and boost your financial confidence.
  6. Have a Spa Day at Home – Remember to pamper yourself and take time to reflect and renew your energy during the holidays.
  7. Practice saying no – Set limits and boundaries for yourself. Do not take on more than you can handle and refuse added responsibilities if this is going to cause you stress. Check out the previous Holistic Wealth podcast episode on “how to set healthy boundaries”.
  8. Avoid people who stress you out – It is important not to continuously expose yourself to situations or people that cause you stress.
  9. Spend some time in nature and doing activities that enrich you – Spending time in nature is clinically proven to reduce stress.
  10. Eat Healthy & Focus on Mindful Eating – When you get a moment to enjoy a healthy meal – focus on the moment. Cortisol is often called the “stress hormone” and when you eat mindfully, you reduce the cortisol levels in your body. 
  11. Deal with any unresolved money trauma – Money trauma can rear its ugly head during the holidays when it’s hectic, stressful and there are huge financial demands and expectations. The Institute on Holistic Wealth has a Trauma of Money Certification program as well as a Holistic Healing certification program to help you deal with unresolved money trauma as well as help others too.

Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Holistic Wealth (Expanded and Updated): 36 Life Lessons To Help You Recover From Disruption, Find Your Life Purpose and Achieve Financial Freedom.  E-book now on sale for just .99 cents on Amazon.ca (for a limited time).

How To Cope with Holiday Stress With Bestselling Author, Keisha Blair

How To Cope with Holiday Stress

With Bestselling Author, Keisha Blair

What You Will Learn

  • What causes holiday stress? What are others saying about holiday stress this year?

  • Why its so important to identify holiday stress, including some lessons and context from the NEW Holistic Wealth Expanded and Updated book by Keisha Blair.

  • Learn some tips and strategies for coping with holiday stress such as mindfulness, being intentional by design.

  • Learn why embracing your persona financial identity is critical to reducing stress and finding more meaning.

  • How the Holistic Wealth Method (developed by Keisha Blair and outlined in Holistic Wealth) helps you to effectively manage stress and anxiety.

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  • Full Transcripts are available on the Institute on Holistic Wealth website and are available to members of the Institute on Holistic Wealth (Become a member of the Institute on Holistic Wealth).

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