Meditation Tricks to Help You Survive the Holidays

December 10, 2014 5:40 PM

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With less than three weeks until Christmas, many of us are starting to feel the pressure: Which presents do I still need to buy? Did I bake enough cookies for all the neighbors? What should I bring to the holiday party? In fact, 32 percent of Rewire Me readers report feeling stressed during the holidays, according to our annual holiday survey. While stress may seem unavoidable, you can lessen it with a few simple meditation tricks.

1. Take four deep, cleansing breaths. Close your eyes. Then, slowly inhale and exhale four times. When your thoughts start to wander, keep coming back to your breath. By the third breath, you will feel your heart begin to slow, stillness calming it to a sweet comfort level. The beauty of deep breath...

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