My top trick to decrease holiday stress

Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 22 November 2016



So many patients confide in me that even though the holidays are such a fun time of year they can also be quite stressful. More demands on your time, more opportunities to stray from good eating habits, more coordinating of schedules, and sleep deprivation can turn a wonderful time of year sour pretty easily.

So what is my top trick to help me stay balanced during this hectic time of year?


One word - Meditation.

It is the one thing along with regular good habits like eating well, getting to bed on time, and regular exercise that helps keep everything in perspective and prevents me from going into overwhelm.

Check out my conversation with meditation educator, Dana Goodfellow from Mind Body Quinte to learn more about how this technique could help you too, and not just around the holidays.

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Now I would love to hear from you! Do you have a meditation practice? Why or why not? Leave a comment below and I’ll be back next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday.

4 Replies to “My top trick to decrease holiday stress”

Anna Matiowsky

Excellent information, I started meditation two years ago. I listen to my tape when I go to bed. It totally relaxes you and as soon as it is finished you just fall asleep.

Dr Michelle Durkin ND

That is a simple way to keep your meditation practice consistent. Great work Anna!


Where doid you get tapes?

Dr Michelle Durkin ND

I’m sure you can pick them up at Chapters or on Amazon. Hay House Radio also sells various items or you can listen to the Hay House Meditations podcast which is free.

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