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4 Natural Ways to Recover from Holiday Stress

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4 Natural Ways to Recover from Holiday Stress

The holiday season has come and gone, and I hope you guys had a wonderful time ringing in the new year! What better way to say hello to 2012 than with a calm mind and an open heart?

Unfortunately, holiday stress is a fact of life for many of us this time of year. Between sorting out gifts, holiday parties, and hectic work and travel schedules, we can all use some me time to decompress and re-focus during this time of year. While you probably don’t have the time or cash for a full on vacation, if you can still carve out a few minutes or even a few hours for self care, it can make a big difference in your stress levels.

Here are four simple ways to decompress after a stressful holiday!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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1:21AM PST on Jan 16, 2014

Thanks for Sharing.

11:43PM PST on Jan 4, 2012

Thanks for sharing

8:46PM PST on Jan 4, 2012

Yep, I'm signed up for a massage. :-)

3:57PM PST on Jan 4, 2012

finding time is the hard part...

10:24AM PST on Jan 4, 2012

Thank you.

9:37AM PST on Jan 4, 2012

All great tips. Good post.

8:11AM PST on Jan 4, 2012

There is no doubt that too many commitments cause us to stress out; where or when, would there be more commitments than the holidays? Slowing down and spending time with yourself is one way to take the stress out of your life. We need to make commitments to ourselves and to honor those if we want to destress. Years ago, I learned to say "no;" it's a simple word that most wives or mothers don't know. I also learned that life is not a romantic novel; this means that the holidays are not going to be perfect even if I envision them that way, and my childhood memories were just that---not always reality but memories that I enhanced. So, now I have great holidays; not perfect but great. I do the best I can, but I take care of me. I do a little every week starting in September. By the time the holidays are here, I have little to do so I pamper me; that's nice; try it.

7:06AM PST on Jan 4, 2012


6:54AM PST on Jan 4, 2012

Good tips
Thank you for sharing!

5:26AM PST on Jan 4, 2012

Thanks for sharing

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