Christmas Relax Tips:

by Carole Bourne

Today might be the day you choose a different response to a difficult or challenging situation.  The results may surprise you”

Jingle bells!  In case you don’t know I write daily rejuvenation tips right here on this blog and over on facebook.  I created them to encourage you and I both to pause, breath and create a little more space in our lives.

So, as the silly season is well and truely here, I thought it perfect timing for the daily tips to focus solely on relaxation and releasing stress and tension as we go.

I really, really hope one, two or even more of the tips help make your Christmas a little less stressful this year.  Here’s to more relaxed and chilled out version of yourself  (and me) over this Christmas.

Enjoy.  And remember you can grab a little light relief any time by clicking here and reading the latest Rejuvenation Tips.

8 Christmas Relax Tips:

1: Having trouble sleeping ?  Bring your chin down slightly towards the heart.  When your head is spinning with lots of thoughts your chin will be  higher than normal.  This simple adjustment helps pacify the mind.

2: Do you hold stress in your stomach area like me ?  Then use your breath to dissolve any tightness and tension.   Place your hands on your belly and feel the rise and fall of your tummy with each inhale and exhale.  Ah! now doesn’t that feel better.

3: Slightly part your lips and feel your jaw naturally un-clench and release.

4: Calm your nerves bath recipe.   1 cups of epsom salts added to bath water.  Epsom salts will relax your muscles and release toxins.  Its high in magnesium a great mineral for your nervous system and adrenals.

5: Massage your ears daily and your whole body will benefit. Rubbing your ears sends happy feelings into your body by triggering the release of brain endorphins.

6: Feeling pressured, overwhelmed or confused then ask yourself a very helpful question.   Whats essential?

It will create the space for all the unnecessary to fall away so you can settle and then re-focus your energies onto what’s really important – for this moment in time.

7: Accept the present moment by thinking gently, eating gently, drinking gently, talking gently, listening gently, shopping gently, cooking gently and driving gently. Live gently this Christmas.

8: I love the essential oil cinnamon.  It helps fight feelings of weakness and depression.  A wonderful vata pacifying oil that calms an overstimulated nervous system.  Cinnamon essential oil is also a powerful anti-viral and anti-bacterial oil.


* You might like to read:

A quiet mind ritual

Un-clench your hands

Photo in article by beccaplusmolly’s


Hope you found this post helpful in some small way and please know you are always welcome  to email me anytime for a chat or ask a question.

My email is

Peace, love and chocolate, Carole


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I have been working with these cards for around 6 months now and am incredibly in awe of the energetic effect they have on my whole being.

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pop up gazebo December 7, 2010 at 11:32 am

Christmas is coming, all of us have a wonderful time to relax ourselves, so the “8 Christmas Relax Tips” is just the right thing we can follow to do and surly, we can really enjoy a wonderful christmas time.


Patricia C. Smith January 2, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Great tips, sorry I am reading these later than I expected. Will help me today and everyday. Always better late than never on helping your body, mind and spirit.


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