January 1: the day we all ready ourselves at the starting line for the New Year, chock full of ambition to reach the aggressive goals we’ve undoubtedly set. It’s the beginning of a new era; the opening of a new door; a chance to hit re-set and improve on last year.
But it’s stressful. In fact, studies have pinged January as the most stressful month of the year, as many people struggle to pay off holiday bills and recover from the excesses of the season. There is also the pressure of setting goals for the New Year, and then finding the time and motivation to achieve them.
In the midst of this, here are a few stress-relieving tips and treatments that will give your New Year’s Resolutions some staying power.
Listen to a calming playlist. Researchers at Stanford University found that music has the ability to change brain functioning to the same extent as medication. We’ve seen the impact music can have first hand, when helping to calm our patients or creating an overall soothing atmosphere while receiving a RestoreIV drip. So create your own soundtrack of sweet-sounding rhythms or log on to Spotify (it’s free) and pick from one of their mood-boosting, study, or chill playlists. Whether you jam out to hard rock or soothing instrumentals, listening to music of any genre is an easy way to unwind and lower your stress
levels. You might just be one track away from hearing the song that inspires you to keep calm and carry
Give acupuncture a go. The practice of acupuncture is a highly individualized treatment that has been proven effective for people suffering from chronic pain. Often times, chronic pain is caused by psychological factors like stress, anxiety and depression. Acupuncture can unblock the tiny channels of the body that allow energy to flow and relieve both physiological and psychological tension, alleviating stress at the same time.
Practice some breathing exercises. Shallow breathing inhibits the lowest part of the lungs from receiving a full share of oxygenated air, leading to shortness of breath, anxiety and stress. Incorporating some deep breathing exercises throughout your day can help in decreasing heart rate, blood pressure, rate of breathing and muscle tension – all of which counteract stress. Check out this Harvard Medical School article to perfect your technique.
GET YOUR DRIP FIX. The right IV infusion treatment can replenish your body with vitamins and nutrients necessary for making you feel healthy and rejuvenated. Our RestoreIV Performance drip blends Zinc, B Complex, B12, Vitamin AA, Magnesium and Glutathione to rejuvenate your body after a sporting event or when you need a boost in reaching those resolutions. We also offer custom treatments, whereby we’ll do a full analysis of your body’s nutritional levels in order to design a drip that meets your specific needs and deficiencies.