Stress can also be managed through exercise or movements like tai chi or yoga, often called meditation in motion. The stretching postures in yoga cause the body to increase dopamine, a feel-good neurotransmitter. A typical class consists of about 50 minutes of standing, sitting and floor postures followed by 10 minutes of relaxation. You can watch a DVD or Internet video for instruction, or better yet, take a class with a live instructor.
Any one of these suggestions can help reduce stress. Two is even better. Whatever you do, do something; don’t let the holiday blues get you down.