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Finding Your Calm Mind


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The holidays are upon us. Many of us are running around and in stress mind when we need to re-focus and find some calm. We found a great article that details 4 ways to find your calm mind https://www.mindful.org/four-ways-to-calm-your-mind-in-stressful-times/

1. Practice breathing exercises. This can be through an app like Headspace or Calm, or by just breathing in for 4, hold for 4, and out for 6 (and repeat).

2. Be kind to yourself. You do so much, don't be too hard on yourself or others. Try some self-care and get fresh air.

3. Have a real connection with someone. This can be via phone, video, or a real in-person conversation. Put away the technology.

4. Give to others. Find a way to give back, either through being a listening ear or volunteering in your community. A great way to do this quickly is to buy the person's coffee behind you in line, it'll guaranteed brighten their day.

If you're feeling overwhelmed this holiday season, don't hesitate to reach out, we can help!