5 Easy Tricks For Dealing With An Already Stressful 2017

We’re about halfway through the first month of the new year, and we’d be lying if we said the past two weeks have been a cakewalk. From already breaking our resolutions to dealing with post-vacation blues, the rigors of everyday life can often lead to stress and anxiety. But fear not. Mindfulness, a traditional Buddhist practice that advocates for living in the present moment, is proven to reduce negative emotions, boost your immune system and even improve relationships—whether it’s with your SO (just in time for V-Day!) or with your barista, the only person who really knows how nice you are before your first espresso. Here, a few techniques that are almost easier than spelling the word “meditation.”

Samantha McDonald