It’s crazy. You’d think that the holidays would be among the most exciting and joyous times of the year.
But you repeatedly hear about holiday stress. And no wonder.
Gifts, crowds, food, cleaning, decorating, shopping, parties and get-togethers, and the stress of fitting it all in with your everyday activities.
Wait just a darned minute!
Your life is waaay too precious to get caught up in the cycle of holiday stress.
Do yourself and me a big favor, k?
The next time you’re feeling stressed, try this:
1. Slow down your breath. Take a deep full breath in to the slow count of 5. Intentionally breathe into your lower belly… you’ll feel it expand. Then exhale to the slow count of 5. Repeat five times.
Slow “belly breathing quiets your mind and body. It relaxes you.
2. Let something go. That’s right.
Do you really need to knock yourself out chasing the “ideal” of the perfect holiday?
Nope. Please don’t.
Maybe you simplify your schedule. Overlook a dust bunny. Purchase goodies instead of baking them. Ratchet down your holiday spending.
Far better for you to be happy, healthy and joyful.
3. Relax and be present. Enjoy the wonder and excitement of holidays by being fully you and fully present.
The best present you can give to yourself, to others and to the world is to be fully present and relaxed.
What’s one thing you do to release holiday stress? Leave a comment below!
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