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Between shopping, cooking, hosting guests and attending various parties, everyone knows this time of year can sometimes involve more stress than we’re ready to handle, which certainly doesn’t benefit our overall health. So before your schedule starts becoming more and more hectic, make a point to make time for yourself each day—whether that be through a short yoga session at-home or a few minutes of meditation in the morning. “Spend at least ten minutes every day by yourself doing something that relaxes you. Switch off from email and social media at some point each day,” said Jessica Sepel, an international nutritionist and wellness expert. She also recommended taking up yoga. “The stressful holiday season is a good time to practice meditation and yoga,” she added.