Will you take time to slow down during this holiday season to nurture yourself?
We were at a Christmas party with a group of friends last night. I heard a couple ladies say they were so crazy busy right now with their regular things they do, plus holiday things.
Another friend wrote in her newsletter yesterday about this topic. I’m guessing you may be feeling stress too?
I’m suggesting you pay special attention to yourself during this holiday season.
What are some ways you can nurture yourself?
I especially love to sit and look at our Christmas tree, shown in the photo. I have 10 LED candles that come on at 4:30 pm everyday, as it begins to get dark here in Minnesota at that time.
It warms our home and makes me smile.
It’s important to get physical exercise regularly and especially if you’re feeling stressed. It helps create the feel good endorphin’s in your body.
If you don’t belong to a health club or Y, you can find lots of videos on U tube to guide you through some workouts.
Just choose to get your body moving regularly! Take a walk outside.
Eat as healthy as you can each day, knowing that at holiday parties you may have a treat or two or three, you don’t normally have.
Keep yourself hydrated with spring water.
Listen to music you love. Sing, dance, laugh.
Take time to meditate as many days as you can. Even if it’s a short guided meditation while you listen to it on your smart phone, at your desk or in your parked car.
My friend Rev. Rachel Wetzsteon has a free app for your smart phone that has many helpful things to nurture yourself including a timed meditation.
Just go to your app store and put her name into the search bar and her app will come up. She is someone you may want to connect with as well!
Make sure you are getting plenty of sleep!~
If you have trouble sleeping, a great natural thing to use is Sleepy Time Extra tea. It’s from Celestial Seasonings, sold in many grocery stores. It has Valerian Root.
As a result, when you use 2 tea bags in your cup about one hour before going to bed, you will sleep longer and more peacefully. Let me know how it works for you!~
In one of my readings I am also reminded for 5 min each day to forget about everything. Forget about your fears, problems, any pain that may be happening in your life, your list of things you need to do etc.
During this 5 minutes, take some deep breaths to quiet your body and your mind. Do the best you can to just FEEL the feelings you most want to feel, for the rest of your life.
How do you want to feel as you go about your moments each day?
It may seem awkward at first and that’s OK. It might seem silly too.
Only nothing you will ever do will have as profound effect on your life and your manifesting what you’d like your life to BE.
Your friendships, relationships, fortunes, your joy, everything will begin to transform.
Give all of what I suggested your attention right now and each day. Take time to nurture yourself everyday!
I wish for all of you a most joyous, healthy, loved filled life and holiday season!
PS. Take the time to print this Emotional Scale below, I keep sharing with you. Keep it in places that you’ll see it often. I know it will help you to become aware of what’s going on inside of you and give you the opportunity to shift yourself to a higher vibration.