4 Ways to Help Relieve Anxiety and Stress During the Holidays

I love the excitement of the holidays, but I know it’s also a time when many people are dealing with more stress and anxiety than usual.

If you’re feeling frazzled, I’m here to help with some easy-to-incorporate tips that will help relieve anxiety, stress and the blues.

A mindfulness practice is one of the best ways to relieve anxiety and stress, but you might find it hard to fit into your schedule right now—exactly when you need it most. I recently wrote a post for The Guardian with two simple mindful meditation exercises that you can try here.

And although this time of the year is filled with parties and celebrations, the holiday season is actually a difficult time of year for many people. If you’re feeling down, read this post for tips on how to beat the holiday blues.

If you’ve been feeling really tired and blah, and can’t seem to explain why, you might be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). One in five Americans suffer from SAD, a type of depression also known as the winter blues, and this post offers five ways for you to feel better.

Lastly, I want to remind you that ‘tis the season to be grateful for all the good things in your life. Gratitude increases happiness and if you haven’t been keeping a gratitude list, read this post and learn how to make one that really works.

On that note, I want to say how grateful I am for all of you who read my newsletter, blog and book, like my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter. My goal is to share the best of what I know so you can achieve a more balanced approach to life that I call Wise Mind Living.

As we head into the new year I’d love to get your feedback on what topics have resonated with you and what you’d like to read more about. Please leave a comment below or email me at info@erinolivo.com.

Happy holidays!
Erin

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