How to Cope with Holiday Stress and Be Happier in Just 4 Minutes a Day

The Secret to Less Stress is to Shift Your Mindset by Embracing Gratitude and Happy Habits

Do you feel like you don’t have enough time? Do you have too much to do and the holidays only seem to make it worse? If so, you are not alone. A poll by the American Psychological Association reported that up to 69% of people are stressed by lack of time during the holidays. So, it’s not surprising that stress and anxiety are at their highest levels during the months of November and December. But this year, there is good news. There is a new way to cope with holiday stress and be happier and it only takes 4 minutes a day.

The new breakthrough approach to reducing stress and being happier during the holidays is called The Happy Habits Method™. Based on proven happiness techniques and a scientific habit creation formula from Stanford University’s BJ Fogg, Happy Habits help you shift small, daily habits to more energy-raising, gratitude-focused happy habits. It takes only 4 minutes a day, but you can carry the more positive mindset with you throughout your day.

How does it work?

Most stress including holiday stress is created in our minds. We think we have too much to do. Things are not going as we think they should. We think we should have more done. At its core, stress is a mindset – how we perceive our reality. To cope with holiday stress, we just need to shift to a more positive mindset – one that is focused on gratitude and happiness.

When creating Happy Habits: Energize Your Career and Life in 4 Minutes a Day, Author and Career Happiness Coach, Vicki Morris, discovered that one of the fastest ways to be happier is being grateful for what you already have. To embrace gratitude and Happy Habits, simply think about 3 things you are grateful for in your life when you wake up in the morning and why you are grateful for them. Do this for one minute and you will be able to start your day off with a positive mindset. Add two more one-minute mini-energizers and do them every day for at least 8 weeks and you will be able to turn them into permanent happy habits.

The holiday season is an ideal time to embrace gratitude and Happy Habits. It’s a great time to remember what is important in our lives and to be truly grateful for what we already have. It is also a great time to remember to balance our head and our hearts. Yes, we may have a lot to do, but if we do it with a positive mindset and an open heart then we will experience less stress and touch those around us in a more uplifting way. Finally, it’s a great time to remember to take care of ourselves as well as others. When we are less stressed and happier, we help others be less stressed and happier, too. So, consider giving yourself and your family and friends the gift of a more positive mindset by adopting a gratitude practice and Happy Habits. 

As a Thanksgiving/Gratitude Special, Author Vicki Morris is giving away the Happy Habits: Energize Your Career and Life in 4 Minutes a Day eBook for FREE from the Amazon Kindle Store from November 26, 2015 to November 30, 2015.

About the Happy Habits Book

Happy Habits: Energize Your Career and Life in 4 Minutes a Day is now available for purchase on, and in bookstores. The 171-page Happy Habits book is written by Vicki Morris and is published by InspiredWork LLC. To learn more about the book, go to

The Happy Habits book is written for anyone who wants to be happier in their career and life, especially those going through a career transition. The book provides a new breakthrough approach to being happier in just 4 minutes a day.

In the Happy Habits book, you will learn:

  • Why Happy Habits are the fastest and easiest way to be happier
  • 40 ways to energize your career and life
  • The proven science behind Happy Habits
  • How to create your own Happy Habits
  • An eight-week guide to building permanent Happy Habits
  • And much more!

Book Testimonials:

“Vicki Morris helps you chunk positive psychology habits into manageable sizes to help you create and sustain positive change.” – Shawn Achor, happiness researcher and NY Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage

“I’m giving Happy Habits to all of my friends as a holiday gift this year. I know they will be inspired and enjoy it as much as I did.”  – Joan Chambers

“I love this book and the 40 happiness techniques, especially the morning gratitude and prime intention. It’s such a great way to start the day.”  – Rachel Madison

“Wow! What a great book. I highly recommend the Happy Habits book to anyone who wants a quick and easy way to be happier in their work and life.”  – Jason Thompson

Book Versions and Availability Details:

eBook/Kindle: ISBN: 978-0-9968697-0-6: $7.99 retail price (Available Now)

Paperback: ISBN: 978-0-9968697-1-3: $14.99 retail price (Available Now)

Audiobook: ISBN: 978-0-9968697-2-0: $16.99 retail price (Available December 2, 2015)

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About the Author

Vicki Morris is the Career Happiness Coach, founder of and creator of the InspiredWork™ Career Transformation System, blending twenty-five years of experience as a high tech hiring manager, inspirational business leader, brand strategist, career mentor, and spiritual practitioner. InspiredWork helps professionals raise their energy with Happy Habits and create their own inspired work and brand so they can be happy at work and love their life.

Prior to InspiredWork, Vicki was the founder and CEO of a global marketing agency. Before that, she was VP of Marketing at several Global 2000 and Inc. 500 software companies. Earlier in her career, she launched Java at Sun and was awarded the President’s Award. Vicki started her career at Oracle, while completing her MBA at the University of Chicago. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. During her career, Vicki published numerous articles and presented at conferences in more than 30 countries.

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