As you slow down during the holiday season, you enjoy them more.
First, are you taking time to think about each holiday and what they mean to you?
To me it means spending quality time with family and friends. It’s not just about the actual day of the holiday, it’s about what I talk about in almost every blog I write, appreciation. Appreciating all your moments.
When you set up different times to see people you love and care about before and after the holidays, you perhaps won’t feel as stressed.
For instance, when you stop and not get caught up in the stresses that people do during this time of year, you’re much more able to enjoy your present moments, aren’t you?
How do you do this? What can you do to avoid stress? And instead, enjoy what’s going on around you?
I say it all starts with tuning in to yourself and knowing what you need and want, and then, honoring that.
Stop and think about what this season means to you and what you want to create.
Be prepared. Don’t wait until the last minute to get things done. Ask for help where you may need it. This works well throughout the year too.
It’s no one’s responsibility but your own to take care of you and do what you need to do. Guard your thoughts and who you are spending time around.
Set your intentions for each activity and how you want it to feel and turn out. See it all in your mind’s eye before you even step foot outside your door.
Take deep breaths and calm your mind and thoughts and picture how you want it all to be. Take time to meditate and pray.
Play music you love. Whether it’s the traditional music people play during the holidays or upbeat music you can sing and dance to.
This is all a part of honoring you. If there are activities that you need to keep off your list this year, honor that.
Only, if you choose to go somewhere that has created stress inside of you in the past, take time to do some work around that well before the event takes place.
It’s up to you what your present moments are. You are a creator of your own existence every day. I am asking you to become a conscious creator of all your moments daily.
As I’ve said before, it begins with awareness, slowing down and tuning in to what you’re thinking. And in turn feeling, during this holiday season and any time throughout the year.
Here are tips I found, to help take care of yourself during the holidays I liked:
Finally, as you stop right now and think about this holiday season and what it means to you, give yourself the love and appreciation you need. Perhaps take time for a walk or some physical activity.
Know you will be able to give more to others you meet, when you take care of yourself.
With much love and appreciation as you enjoy your holidays,
PS. Fun times at our home this season in the photos below!