Saturday, 10 November 2007

Remember these relaxation techniques

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If you're already into the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season, you probably know that stress comes with the territory. With that, you need a strategy -- a strategy to relax.

Relaxation techniques are a must of the holiday season if you're up to it (and you should be), since they can make the holidays enjoyable instead of feeling like you're on pins and needles all the time.

Try these (thanks Diana!) if you're ready to spend that Saturday evening trying to get back to normal after an afternoon on your toes in all those stores:
  • Invigorate muscles with a visit to a massage therapist.
  • Meditate. Sit quietly or listen to soft music.
  • Practice deep breathing.
  • Imagine yourself in a relaxing place, such as in the mountains or on the beach.
  • Stop stressful thoughts before they spin out of control.
  • When you feel stress, your muscles tense up. Learn to relax your muscles to release stress.
  • Practice yoga or tai chi.

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