No matter what our politics, we're all going to need to stay calm in the upcoming year. A nice glass of champagne makes for easier discourse, but I rely on my go-to belly breath in times of stress. A few of these will bring perspective to any situation:
Place hands above your pelvis and take a deep breath, feeling the abdomen expand outwards. Exhale slowly and comfortably. Keep exhaling until the air is completely expelled, then breathe in. Air will automatically rush in and refill the soft abdomen. I find doing this three times changes my mood. Try it.
Breath cocktails all around!
Happy new Year!