Dealing with Christmas Stress

Dealing with Christmas Stress

As the year draws to a close, festivities will soon be in full swing. Unfortunately for many, the overwhelming pressure to enjoy the chaos of Christmas can be too much. As stress amounts throughout this time, it has the potential to compromise Christmas for certain individuals and those they care most for. The Australian Bush Flower Essences can be of great benefit to lessen the stress of this time and help you not only cope, but to have the relaxing and enjoyable Christmas you deserve. 


The Causes of Christmas Stress 


Are You a Slave to the Season? 


This time of year, there is an unmatched pressure on us. Between drinks with friends, family gatherings and office Christmas parties, this season leaves little time for us to have to ourselves. After months of festive build-up, the obligation to arrive filled with Christmas cheer can be very draining. Try giving yourself 5-10 minutes before arriving at a party to centre yourself with your breath or meditation alongside a spray of Calm & Clear Mist. You will feel more relaxed, balanced, calm and confident.


Christmas Shopping 


Among the most stressful factors of Christmas time is purchasing presents. Often the amount you care for and appreciate somebody is not reflected in the number of or quality of gifts you can afford to give. For a high volume of people, the financial implications of the season can contribute significantly to feelings of upset and stress. 

You could agree with friends to give food or handcrafted gifts instead of buying presents, recycle last year’s cards and wrapping paper. If you like crafts, why not make it personal and add your own energy into your gift-creations?  Your loved ones and friends will notice and feel the attention and care given. Try Creative Essence to bring out your untapped artistic side.


Family Festivities 


Despite the loving nature of family, spending constant time with those you have to can take its toll. Whether you’re faced with an annoying sibling or an overbearing parent, for some, the obligation to spend so much time with family members can contribute considerably to our stress levels and feelings of dread surrounding this time of year. Be open to the reunion and remind yourself it is only for a short time. Get together and share experiences throughout the time that has elapsed from the last socialising event and avoid topics of conflicting views and spray some Space Clearing Mist in the rooms when you arrive. If there is any unresolved conflict between you and a family member you can take the Relationship Essence for a week or two before seeing them at Christmas. This remedy will help to release resentment and any old emotional baggage from the past


Christmas – a Sad and Lonely Time For Some

The Boost Essence will help with feelings of sadness and rejection anyone might be feeling, especially if estranged or separated from family and loved ones at this time. The single essence Tall Yellow Top is wonderful to ease feelings of loneliness, often experienced at Christmas.



Amounting Pressure

Christmas build-up begins months before December; throughout this period, we often spread ourselves too thin. The expectation to show up bearing fantastic gifts and radiating seasonal spirit is simply too much for some of us. The relentless pressure felt ought to be harnessed to prevent it spoiling what is to be ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. 




The following products from Australian Bush Flower Essences will contribute significantly to coping with the inevitable stress of the Christmas holiday season. 


Emergency Essence Drops, Oral Spray or Space Mist

As an emergency remedy, our essence can help soothe feelings of panic and unease and comfort those in distress. This emergency essence will provide comfort and reassurance to those in pain and give them the courage to cope with their situation.


Calm and Clear Essence Cream, Space Mist

Calm & Clear Cream and Space Mist includes the positive benefits of aromatherapy, giving more clarity, and encouraging you to relax, unwind and enjoy your pursuits. This collection is specifically created for those who are over-committed and consumed by external pressures, to help you find time for self-care.


Abund Essence Drops

Best suited for those who need help in releasing negative beliefs, family patterns, sabotage, and poverty consciousness, Abund Essence encourages feelings of joy in sharing and contentment in their environment. Allows individuals to be open to fully receiving great riches on all levels, not just financial.


Space Clearing Mist

Rooms can often fill with negative emotions and tense situations. With just a few sprays from the Organic Space Clearing Essence Mist, you can clear tense situations and your environment, restore balance, and harmonise your space. 


The festive season is meant to be a time of much joy; it ought not to be consumed with feelings of holiday stress, anxiety and despair. Not only are they ideal for coping with the chaotic nature of Christmas, the products from Australian Bush Flower Essences bespoke and natural collection can be embraced all year round. Why not give the gift of emotional balance this year with an Essence from the ABFE collection? 



Best of health,