• By Dana Sparks

Something to Think About: Try these stress-reducing ideas

December 6, 2017

busy shopping mall with people stressed and rushing to shops

Feeling stressed out? You're not alone. Many people report feeling frazzled, especially during the holiday season. "It's important that we learn how to relieve the stress that builds during the day," says Dr. Amit Sood, author of The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-free Living. "Even a five-minute break can help in reducing your overall stress level."

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Sood offers stress-reducing ideas designed to make you smile. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads. Read the script.

Read Dr. Sood's blog posts and follow @AmitSoodMD on Twitter.

Dr. Sood is director of research in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program on Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus in Minnesota. He also chairs the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative at Mayo Clinic.