solitudeWho’s feeling the pressure of the holidays as chaotic schedules reach a fever pitch? You’re not alone.

That’s why this piece in Psychology Today was much needed relief from an otherwise frenetic day. There are ways to slow down, check that — simple ways to slow down. You, too can take a deep breath, exhale and curtail the frenetic pace of a derailed day.

1. Make it a priority. You know how brushing your teeth is simply a matter of habit? Polly Campbell points out in her post that 10 minutes of quiet time packs a punch in terms of health benefits for your overall inner calm and peace. “This is not a luxury. It is part of taking care of your body and cultivating your spirit and it’s just as important as eating vegetables and working out.” Read more