The song is a legendary example of artistic collaboration. Jackson Browne started Take it Easy and was having trouble completing it. Glenn Frey, who lived in the apartment above him in LA, offered some lyrics. Browne let The Eagles record the song and the rest is history.
Don't let the sound of your own wheels
drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
don't even try to understand
Just find a place to make your stand
and take it easy
~ The Eagles, Take it Easy
The advice to take it easy and not drive yourself crazy is very timely as we prepare for the holiday season. Many Americans will be giving thanks with family and friends this week, and then diving into holiday shopping before Thanksgiving meals are fully digested. Black Friday, Cyber Monday -- the race is on!
When the pace of the holidays starts to pick-up, remember to take it easy and breathe. Focusing on simply breathing for 5-10 minutes a day during the holidays can greatly increase your capacity to enjoy the season.
What ways do you use to calm and center yourself as you prepare for the holiday season?