Tips to De-Stress the Brain During the Holidays

Posted By: Tony Baratta | December 15th, 2020

The brain is like a bank account. If there is not enough money in the account, we can’t pay for the things we need. Just as we would take care of our bank accounts, we should also be paying attention to our brain’s health — that includes the physical, emotional, and mental aspects.

With the COVID-19 pandemic still looming and all of us having spent a while in lockdown, many have experienced emotional difficulties. So many things happened in 2020 — the pandemic, economic stress, isolation, the list goes on. We may not know precisely how affected we are, but these are things that can take a huge toll on your brain.

Stress is one of the culprits behind ailing emotional and mental health. So it’s important to make the effort to de-stress and listen to your brain. Fatigue, lack of motivation, headaches, stomach aches, are all physical manifestations of anxiety and poor mental and emotional health.

Listen to your brain and pay attention to what it is telling you. If it’s telling you you’re dehydrated, drink water. If it’s telling you that you’re stressed, do things that promote self-care, like taking a walk, talking to a loved one, doing something nice for someone, getting a good night’s sleep, exercising, etc.

These are the kinds of deposits that can help balance your brain. Take this time to recharge and refresh your energy so that you can enter 2021 healthy in all aspects of life and ready to conquer the new year.

About the Author

Anthony J. Baratta (Tony) is a trial attorney. He has tried more than 50 cases to Juries in State and Federal Courts and has litigated thousands of personal injury and medical malpractice cases in his 30-year career. Tony is the founding partner of Baratta, Russell, & Baratta and an active board member of the Pennsylvania Brain Injury Association (BPIA). Tony is also on the board for the Philadelphia VIP and performs pro bono work for the Laurel House, a non-profit for victims of domestic abuse. In addition, Tony is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for trial attorneys, voted one of Philadelphia’s Super Lawyers for the past 14 years, and a 2018 recipient of the First Judicial District Pro Bono Award for the Civil Trial Division.

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