Stress Management Strategies for the Holidays

Karen offers three tips on stress management strategies so you can let go of stress and enjoy yourself this month!

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About Karen Kiemnec

Karen Kiemnec Karens Paths to WellnessKaren Kiemnec , host of Knock Your Blocks Off, helps her clients, knock their blocks off, those areas in their lives that keep them from success, abundance, and good health.

A transplant from Indiana, Karen moved to Ohio in 1998. She has always enjoyed working with people in various fields. She spent 18 years in historic preservation of old buildings, guiding others in the resources needed to restore historic buildings to their original splendor. She taught exercise classes for cancer patients and survivors for 9 years and also taught crafts classes. Karen began Journey work in March of 2008 and was accredited in January of 2009. She feels nothing she has done in her life up to this point has been as meaningful and as satisfying as working with others to release their emotional blocks through Journey work and to see them blossom! Karen shares her home in Sylvania with her husband, Jerry, (and their greyhound, Dayna) and between them they have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

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  1. Thanks for giving us the tools to really look at all the things we think we “should” do to make the “perfect” holiday. You are right – it’s really about the people and not the perfectness of it all! I’ll put to use your great tips this month.

  2. Karen,

    Thanks for asking some really important questions. “How can I simplify?” “How important is this?” “What do I want?” These are all questions that will help me as I manage stress this holiday season.

    Great stress management techniques!

  3. Thanks, Karen K, for some great stress management strategies for each of us to use this holiday season. The questions you presented are really beneficial tools to sort out what truly is necessary during busy times of the year.

  4. Karen, great show on stress management strategies. My dad taught me the trick with taking a couple of deep breathes. That works great. I think the holidays should be done as a family thing, then it becomes fun instead of a task that we need to checkoff the list. Great tips.

  5. Karen, Thanks for the stress management strategies for the holidays. You hit the nail right on the head…..most of the time we put stress upon ourselves by trying to be so perfect. Most of the time others do not care as much as we do! I’m keeping your tips in mind over the next few weeks to hlep me enjoy the holidays instead of stressing out about them!

  6. Hi Karen! Thanks for the great stress management strategies for the holidays. I usually stress myself out during the holidays trying to make everything “perfect”. You are so right – I am the one that creates the expectation – no one else. Thanks for the great tips!

    • I agree with you, Todd, it seems contradictory but slowing down can help us accomplish more! It also usually means that we’re being more focused and purposeful and living in the moment which is all we really have, the past is over and the future isn’t here yet. Thanks for your insightful comment.

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