The holidays can be a very stressful time with all the shopping, traffic, and running around but have no fear! I have found some very simple ways to get rid of stress and actually enjoy the holidays.
First, while I'm out shopping and stuck in traffic, I turn on the holiday music to hum and sing along. This puts me in a great mood and allows me to be kind to others on the road, even when they are not so kind to me. ;)
Second, making the time to drive around and look at the neighborhood decorations and lights is something I always enjoyed as a child and still do today. It not only gives me a warm nostalgic feeling, but it also brings out holiday spirit and joy.
Finally, my third stress reliever is a guided meditation on YouTube. The man's voice, as well as the musical sounds, are both so calming, you just can't help but relax. My students love it! Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vx8iUvfyCY
I hope these activities are as helpful to you as they are to me. Plus, they are free! Happy Holidays! May you relax and enjoy the season!
Jackie Giganti, Teacher, Celebrate the Chilren
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