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Feelgood Quickie: Don’t Forget to Breathe

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Happy new year!

The holidays are officially OVER! It’s time to de-stress and decompress. Maria shared some great tips last year on ways to manage holiday stress, and I wanted to share my favorite method for dealing with the holiday blues (or maybe the mean reds?).

Breathe.

Really, that’s it! Set aside a few minutes each day to sit, be still, and just breathe. Find a comfortable seated or reclined position, and focus on taking slow, deep breaths. Start with just 10 breaths, if you’re new to this kind of thing, and gradually meditate for a bit longer as you get more comfortable.

Do any of you meditate to help you keep your cool? I’d love to hear your tips and experiences in the comments!

Image Credit: Breathe photo via Shutterstock

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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  1. Happy New year Becky! Yes, the holidays are over and I’m glad to start the year right by reading your blog and reminding us to breathe as we move forward in this 2012.

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