Help for holiday stress
by Joanne Mengel
'Tis the season to be jolly, but for some people it can be a season of anxiety and stress instead. Between trying to find the perfect gift, or trying to finalize the details of a ”safe” family get-together, it can be a very stressful time. Self care is so important this time of year.
Reading is one of my favorite ways to decompress, but there is also meditation, yoga, or just getting outdoors for a brisk walk.
Looking for your own method to decompress? The library has books and DVDs in stock that are filled with helpful information that may help to ease your anxiety and help you have a holly jolly holiday after all. Look for these titles on the conveniently located display unit near the Checkout Desk. Happy Holidays!
Check out these DVDs for a more hands-on approach to stress relief.
Includes three twenty-minute restorative yoga practices designed to calm the mind and energize the body. Perfect for anyone who wants to reduce stress and refocus.
Yoga instructor Peggy Cappy demonstrates yoga movements to relieve stress and anxiety.
Michaela Roberson, a meditation and relaxation expert, shows techniques for achieving internal contemplation. For that purpose, she combines elements of qi-gong, tai chi, and yoga with active breathing and stretching exercises which are easy to follow yet highly effective.
Joanne Mengel works in the FDL Public Library Reference department.