11/15/2011 02:11 pm ET Updated Nov 15, 2011

6 Ways To Unplug And Recharge (Without Meditating)

With the holidays just around the corner, anxiety levels are already beginning to climb. Stress, if left unchecked, can lead to a host of medical problems -- like stomach issues, headaches, fatigue or even full-fledged depression.

Meditation is commonly cited as the one surefire way to reduce stress without resorting to medication. But what if you just can't meditate? Stress-relief doesn't depend on the actual act of meditation as much on the process of disconnecting from the situation at hand and slowing your thoughts down.

Here's our list of non-meditative activities that will relieve stress.