Are you trying to keep your stress levels in check this holiday season? The American Psychological Association reports that 31 percent of men and 44 percent of women say that the holiday season is the most stressful time of year. Why? Family obligations, gift shopping, cooking, traveling, juggling finances, and hosting guests are just a few of the things that contribute to Christmas-time stress levels.
So what can you do to minimize your stress and still enjoy the festivities that the season has to offer? Fortunately, there are plenty of great online resources that can help. One article from The Sydney Morning Herald suggested some interesting strategies utilizing tools and resources that can all be found online. Downloading an interesting podcast, taking an online yoga class, and following a guided meditation are all possible options that might help you de-stress and chill out.
About.com's Guide to Stress Management, Elizabeth Scott, has a great collection of stress-relieving online games. In addition to being fun, these online games offer a quick and easy way to get a few minutes of distraction and relaxation. Looking for more ideas? Be sure to check out Elizabeth's great advice on using your iPhone or Pinterest for stress relief.
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