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Four holiday survival tips
By Maggie Toussaint

dreamstime_xs_61432240From the belly-pleasing feast at Thanksgiving to ringing in the New Year, the holiday season is a fast-paced romp of calendar-filling must-dos.

It’s easy to feel harried with extra demands on an already full schedule, but fear not, I have cobbled together four stress beating tips to help you through this busy season.

1) Be yourself. Trust that the important stuff will get done. Respect your intuition and remember you’re human.

2) Be flexible. Go with the flow, especially when traveling. Surprises happen. If you put a positive spin on a delay, you will feel better.

3) Recharge when needed. Take naps, put your feet up, or order a carry out meal. Or maybe your thing is soaking in the tub, getting a massage, or doing arts and crafts.

4) Smile often. Smiling affects your mood and can influence others positively. It is the gift that keeps on giving.

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