10 ways to reduce holiday stress

Too stressed during the holidays? Here's how to relax and enjoy the season

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Minimizing holiday stress

Every year as the holiday season approaches, I get ready. I’m not talking about making my list and checking it twice, or ensuring I have enough eggnog or wrapping paper on hand. Instead, I commit myself to really enjoying the season. I refuse to be sucked into Christmas chaos, which can cause so much stress on our minds and bodies, and I am determined to fully enjoy the season I’ve loved with all my heart since I was a little girl. Most of the time, it works!

Here are 10 of my favourite seasonal stress-minimizing tips. They work for me, my medical patients and my life-coaching clients—and they can work for you, too.

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Best Health Magazine: January/February 2012

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