‘Me Time’ A Key To Relieving Holiday Stress – Spectrum News

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The holidays: A time for peace on Earth, goodwill toward others and for some, a mountain of stress. Shopping, taking care of things, stressing out about having people over, fitting everything in on the weekends. Seasonal tension can get the best of us, but there are ways to cope, especially for people mingling with relatives who raise their blood pressure. Let’s see if I can breathe and bring that better feeling back. If were exhausted, were not going to be gracious people, but more like Scrooge and the Grinch.

Key Takeaways:

  • The holidays: A time for peace on Earth, good will toward others and for some, a mountain of stress.
  • Canisus College’s Dr. Christine Moll knows seasonal tension can get the best of us, but she also explained there are ways to cope, especially for people mingling with relatives who raise their blood pressure.
  • Moll added having “me-time” isn’t selfish, but necessary. Hitting the pause button to exercise or even take a nap is also perfectly OK.

“”Get into the bathroom and ask yourself, ‘What am I feeling? I’m feeling stress. How do I want to feel? Let’s see if I can breathe and bring that better feeling back,’” said Moll.”

http://www.twcnews.com/nys/buffalo/news/2016/12/4/relieving-holiday-stress-buffalo.html

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