TIps to Reduce Holiday Stress and Anxiety

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 3 simple tips to minimize holiday stress: 

1. Allow values vs "shoulds" to guide your behaviors. Show up for events and tasks that are important to you, not because they are expections others or you have put upon yourself. 

2. Slow down. Life is short and by scurrying around to complete checklist tasks, you are simply a mouse in a wheel. Instead be mindful of each moment and find one thing you can appreciate about the moment you are in. 

3. Remind yourself of the essence of the holiday season is connections and love. You can honor this spirit by volunteering at a nursing home or joining a community group or doing any activity that takes you out of "I" perspective and allows you to feel part of something bigger than yourself.