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More on De-Stressing Your Holiday

Stress is a hot topic.  Here are some websites with approaches to take on managing stress with Guided Imagery.

Healthjourneys – Belleruth Naparstek

BR’s 13 (Lucky) Tips for Holiday De-Stressing

“Most of us know that, while some stress is good for most of us – it keeps the engine tuned and makes life interesting, chronic, unmitigated stress wears down the immune system and organ systems, impedes peak functioning, muddies thinking and decision making, and doesn’t exactly make maintaining relationships a walk in the park either.

Belleruth Naparstek

And it seems that being stressed kind of feeds itself, so that pretty soon there’s a self-sustaining momentum to it, and it’s harder to pull yourself back to relaxation and wellness.”

Hello again.  It’s that time of year when we aspire to stay calm, sane and steady – and maybe even have a little fun – in the face of demands piling on as the holidays draw nigh.  You’ve probably seen most of these tips before, but just as a timely reminder, here’s my list of how to minimize the inevitable stress

  • Take Care of Your Body 
Try to do all the things you know are good for your physical well being: get regular exercise; take it easy on the caffeine, sugar and alcohol; get enough sleep; eat healthy food – you know this stuff. This is the baseline of stress reduction.
  • Track Your Physical Comfort
Take time to check in and see how your body is feeling. Once you notice, you can make small corrections to relieve discomfort before it takes over. Breathe into tight places; stretch and move when your back or neck feels stiff; look out the window when your eyes are straining at the computer screen; massage your neck and press the acupoints when a headache is lurking. But you have to notice what’s amiss first.

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