Staying Calm During the Holidays

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November 20, 2019

The resilience experts at Turning Point offer 5 self-calming strategies to help you stay relaxed during the hectic holiday season.

1. Listen to relaxing music

Tired of the typical holiday tunes? Enjoy this soothing playlist while you're decorating cookies or wrapping gifts.

2. Shake off unwanted feelings with positive self-talk

The holidays can sometimes bring up old memories or negative thought patterns. Retrain your thoughts by listening to these motivating messages.

3. Do some yoga

If you can't make it to a yoga class, this short yoga sequence will help you stay centered.

4. Meditate before holiday gatherings

Prepare to celebrate with friends and family by taking a few uninterrupted moments for yourself.

5. Check in with yourself regularly

Emotional health is just as important as physical health. This soft heart exercise will help you re-energize after a busy holiday season.

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