5 Ways to Carve Out "Me" Time This Holiday Season

With all the shopping, cooking and entertaining that goes hand in hand with the holiday season, it can be hard to find time to relax and unwind. We’ve got five surefire tips to help you zap holiday stress and ring in a healthy, happy new year.

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Go holiday shopping -- for yourself.

You’ve made your list, checked it twice -- but somehow, you still forgot to jot your own name down. After a full week of holiday shopping for friends, in-laws and everyone in between, it doesn’t make you any less generous to take a moment to nab yourself a little something. You know, that one thing you really want, but you’re pretty sure no one got the hint about? Channel your giving spirit and go for it! Hey, what better time to make an impulse purchase than holiday deal time?

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