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7 Easy Ways To De-Stress After The Holidays

Posted by Dr. Kris Wusterhausen on December 26, 2019

Most plants and animals instinctively know to take a long rest during the winter months to get ready for the rebirth of spring; it’s why bears hibernate and plants lose their flowers in the winter.

But not us humans. We run the gauntlet of the holidays so hard we need another vacation to make up for the missed sleep and stress of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

If you don’t take a step back to restore balance to your wellbeing, you’ll start the new year off on the wrong foot, and it may take weeks or months to catch back up.

Get your body and your mind back to equilibrium after the holidays with these 7 de-stressing tips.

1. Eat More Omega-3s

This fatty acid is found in many nuts and fish, such as salmon, trout, and mackerel. You can even find omega-3s in some eggs and fish oil supplements.

Omega-3 has been shown to reduce anxiety, inflammation, and even depression (which is particularly important if you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder).

Adding omega-3 to your diet can even help cut down on your cortisol stress hormone levels—something anyone can benefit from.


2. Treat Yourself To IV Therapy

It’s difficult to get all the minerals and vitamins you need for a healthy, energetic life on an average day. It’s even more difficult over the holidays when you’re drinking more alcohol, sleeping less, and eating more sugars and fats than usual.

A great way to boost your immune system and replenish your body with the micronutrients you need is IV rejuvenation therapy.

Depending on the unique cocktail you choose, an IV treatment can help:

  • Boost your energy levels
  • Detoxify your liver
  • Accelerate your recovery
  • Improve your sleep
  • Improve skin quality
  • Recover from stress

3. Learn Something New

You could power through the stress of the holidays, or you could retreat from the stress completely. Each option has its pros and cons: in one case, you’re neglecting your own feelings and stress levels, and in the other case you’re not fully facing your problems.

One way to cope with stress after the holidays is to learn something new. Studies show learning something new is a much more effective way of coping with stress than either powering through or avoiding it.

Learning something new proves to yourself that you're not stuck in a rut. It also gives you the opportunity to meet new people and try new experiences. Consider learning a new language, trying out a salsa class, or taking a course at your local community college.

4. Get A Relaxing HydraFacial

Holiday stress leaves you with tired bags under your eyes, acne on your forehead, and body confidence levels in the dumps. And if your skincare regimen took a backseat over the holidays, you may be feeling even worse.

There’s nothing better for rejuvenating your skin after the stressful holiday season than a facial. HydraFacial treatments, in particular, can bring new life to dull skin during the dry winter months.

This treatment uses gentle suction to remove debris from your pores while gently exfoliating and relaxing your face. At the same time, it saturates your skin with intense moisturizers, as well as a mix of peptides and antioxidants. 

With a HydraFacial treatment, you can undo 30 days of stress in under 30 minutes. What’s not to love?

5. Take An Epsom Salt Bath

Epsom salt (which is actually magnesium sulfate) is a very cheap way to heal and revive your stressed, aching body after the holidays. Here’s the magic of how it works:


Stressful situations (such as the family dinners and travel during the holidays) increase your adrenaline levels, which drains your body of magnesium. If your body is low on magnesium, it struggles to produce serotonin, the mood-regulating hormone that creates a feeling of relaxation and wellbeing.

Because of this, getting your magnesium levels back to normal can help you de-stress and feel better than ever. So how can you quickly increase your magnesium levels?

Well, because magnesium is easily absorbed through your skin, the perfect way to get the mineral in your body is to literally bathe in it. Just add two cups of Epsom salt to your bath and enjoy your relaxing soak! 

Try to soak for at least 30 minutes in warm water. This will give your body plenty of time to absorb the magnesium. It’s also great for muscle cramps, aches, and pains.

6. Get An O-Shot Or P-Shot

You probably didn’t have much time to sneak away for intimacy with your partner during the holidays. That means you have some catching up to do.

The best way to boost your sex life and de-stress with your partner is to get the P-Shot (or Priapus Shot) for men or the O-Shot (or Orgasm Shot) for women. 

Both are all-natural, virtually painless shots that use plasma-rich platelets from your own body to improve the appearance and function of tissue.

The P-Shot helps men:

  • Increase their erection size
  • Improve the strength of their erection
  • Make their erection more straight

The O-Shot helps women :

  • Rejuvenate vaginal tissue
  • Enhance sensitivity
  • Reduce dryness


7. Get Organized

It may sound counterintuitive, but now is the perfect time for you to take a look at your email inbox and start decluttering your home office. Think about it: the chaos of the holidays meant you had no time to get organized for the upcoming year.

And whether you realize it or not, the stress of what you have to do after the holidays can sneak up on you.

So take a weekend, a day, or even just an afternoon to:

  • Clear your inbox
  • Take down the Christmas decorations
  • Get rid of the clutter around the house
  • Plan out your January work and school schedules for you and the kids

Don't forget to delegate some tasks to your spouse and kids so it's not just you cleaning up the mess––this is a team effort!

new-years-happy-middle-aged-coupleGive Yourself The Gift Of A Stress-Free New Years

With all the planning, travel, and family around the holidays, it might feel more like work than actually going back to work. But don’t leave your post-holiday stress up to chance.

At The Resurge Clinic, we understand how challenging it is to live energetic, fulfilling lives when we’re stressed. We also know how much harder it is to rebound from stress as we get older.  That's why we offer a full menu of wellness treatments—such as IV therapy, HydraFacials, and more—to help you lead an optimized life.

If you could use some de-stressing after the holidays, schedule a consultation with one of our wellness experts and we’ll develop a customized treatment plan customized for you.


Topics: Skin Care, Age Management, Overall Health, Sexual Wellness