Between family, friends, dinner parties, and shopping, the holiday season can be an overwhelming and a stressful time for many people. The good news is that you can dodge the winter blues and snap yourself out of a low mood in no time.
Traveling during the holidays may be the most stressful — especially airport travel. Make sure that you are properly prepared. This means flying by the TSA’s rules to avoid unnecessary inconveniences, minimizing the amount of baggage you’re lugging around, and checking into your flight online beforehand.
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Maintain awareness of your thoughts, bodily sensations, feelings, and surroundings by practicing mindful living. “Close your eyes and practice deep breathing,” says Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, and owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in Jersey City, New Jersey. Focus on the present, live in the moment, and do your best to cut out all negative distractions.