It's pretty common knowledge that our bodies don't respond well to stress. When cortisol (our primary stress hormone) is elevated for a prolonged period of time, our immune system starts to falter, anxiety steps in, libido diminishes, and aging is accelerated.
Don't get me wrong. Some stress is necessary for personal growth and motivation, but when it turns into a prolonged state of being and makes you feel frazzled and fearful during what is supposed to be a joyful time of year—that's a huge red flag. And while many people will say "stop worrying" or "just let it go," the funny thing about regulating stress levels and taming anxiety is that it's WAY easier said than done.
But don't worry, I gathered some simple tips—perfect for testing out over the hectic holiday season—that will help lower your stress levels right now.