10/25/2012 08:56 am ET Updated Dec 25, 2012

Simple Tips To Help Lower Your Stress Levels

We've all got it. Whether we're gearing up for the family holidays, planning a big event or just feeling buried under the day-to-day pressures, stress affects all of us. But stress is more than just aggravation - it's a physiological response and it can have serious medical implications when experienced over an extended period of time.

Of course, everyone has their own coping mechanisms, and it's always interesting to hear how others deal with life's pressures. But sometimes it's best to check in with the experts for some real advice on managing our stress levels.

That's why we've put together a slideshow of recommendations from the likes of Dr. Oz, Deepak Chopra, Arianna Huffington and other guests from Mondays With Marlo to get you thinking about how to reduce your everyday stress. You'll find tips on breathing exercises, meditation, event planning and even how to survive those family get-togethers over the holidays.

So... relax, breathe and click.

Simple Tips to Reduce Stress