Staying Calm During the Holidays

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December 21, 2017

This is a very busy time of year filled with extra demands both physically and emotionally. It’s easy to get overloaded and overwhelmed and drawn into the stress and chaos of the holiday season.

Using mindfulness strategies can help you to slow down and keep your calm.

There are many different programs and apps to help guide you through meditation, breath work and better sleep. Here is a list of recommendations and resources from some of our Lady Docs! (free) (free) – series of 3 apps by Jon Kabat-Zinn ($) – cognitive behavioral therapy program specifically for sleep issues ($)

Unplug by Suze Yalof Schwartz – introduction to meditation (book)

If you are new to mindfulness techniques and meditation, start slowly with short 2-5 minute practices, exploring different formats. Even a minute or two of focused breathing or listening to soothing music can make a world of difference!

Wishing you a Relaxed and Happy Holidays!