Some words of wisdom on keeping the stress levels to a minimum during this holiday season from Middletown Medical Founder & President Dr. Rajan Gulati:
1) Create a holiday playlist (music is a proven de-stresser);
2) Focus on the traditions you enjoy most (these visions have a calming effect);
3) Take frequent 3-minute “timeouts” during the day to center yourself — it really works;
4) Make a call (reach out to a friend or family member to see how they’re doing this holiday season — you’ll BOTH benefit).
(Published December 3, 2014)