#2013alive: Get Ready to Take a Deep Breath!

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#2013alive: Get Ready to Take a Deep Breath!

It’s time to get ready for week 4! Next week, we’ll be de-stressing by using deep breathing and meditation techniques.

We’ve been making sure that stress doesn’t interfere with our holiday cheer for our twelfth and final 12 Months of Wellness. And, this week, we’ve been bolstering our stress-resistance reserves by doing something that we already knew we needed to do, anyway—getting seven to nine hours of shut eye.

If you’re still feeling those tight shoulder muscles and the occasional tension headache, though—or if you still feel like that much sleep is a luxury you don’t have time for!—taking a little time to breath might help you to bring those racing thoughts to a halt.

Take a deep breath

Next week’s goal is as simple as stopping to take a deep breath because, next week, that’s exactly what we’ll be doing.

Deep breathing techniques and meditation are great ways to calm busy minds and ease tight muscles throughout the day. Plus, it’s great for those on the run, since it can take as little as 10 minutes out of your busy day to do.

To get ready for next week, make sure that you find somewhere quiet and comfortable that you can use as a stress-free oasis—a cozy room in your house, a quiet corner at work, or just about anywhere else that fits your fancy. If you can’t find a place that suits your needs, don’t worry, because we’ve got some great tips that will help you make one!

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What does your stress-free oasis look like? Leave us a picture on Facebook, tell us about it on our blogs, or show everyone on Twitter by using the #2013alive hashtag. Plus, make sure to finish 2013 off right with the help of December’s goal tracking sheet!

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