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What to do when you feel stressed?

You procrastinate more! Ha, really though, this is one thing you can do:  Stop, take a huge breath, hold breath for a few seconds and sigh out loud. Something about the loud sighs is deeply relaxing for me. Once you’re a bit more relaxed, stop and think about your priorities. Knowing your priorities will help you make a more manageable game plan. Yes, it may seem like everyone wants your attention right now and everything seems important, but what is urgent? What are the 3 things you  ...

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The importance of time off

I understand that our society tends to value productivity, often at the cost of our own health and happiness. Holidays are a great time to reflect on what is most important to you and how to find a happy medium between what you need to do and what you want to do. I used to feel that I need to fill up my schedule every hour of the day, and to be honest, I didn’t know how to be still. Having nothing on my schedule seemed like I was doing something wrong, that somehow I didn’t  ...

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