|At this time of year, it's easy to get caught up in hectic preparations. But in order to offer the best of yourself to your loved ones, you have to be at your very best, first.
One way to help maintain your equilibrium is to take time to relax at the end of each day. Sit in a peaceful setting, away from the family and the television. Have a cup of soothing tea, such as chamomile or lemon balm. Breathe out the anxiety, then take a sip of the tea and know that you are taking in relaxation. Focus on your breath, exhaling the tension. Repeat this until the cup of tea is gone, replacing the stress and pressure with the relaxation and peacefulness that you need to cope with this wonderful but busy holiday season.