7 Ways to Reduce Stress During the Holiday Season
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Practice relaxation techniques.
Check out our Health & Wellness section to learn easy stress reducing techniques.
Listen to some of your favorite music.
University of Maryland research shows that listening to music can relax blood vessels and increase blood flow. Download or stream popular holiday tunes and new releases from hoopla. On Freegal you can listen Kittens Inspired by Xmas and meow your favorite holiday songs.
Avoid the stores.
Nothing says love like a handmade gift. Attend one of the multitude of craft activities scheduled throughout the County and make holiday wreaths, ornaments, snow globes and more to keep for yourself or give to friends.
Read a book.
Taking time for yourself to sit and relax while reading a good book. This is a great way to step back from all the holiday social events and take an opportunity to unwind.
Get out of the house.
Drop expensive traditions.
Taking your kids to see “The Nutcracker” has become a tradition. Start a new tradition by spending time as a family playing board games. Being together is what counts.
While baking Chanukah cookies or trimming the tree forget about your to-do list and enjoy the moment.