When you arise in the morning,
think of what a precious privilege it is
to be alive, to breathe,
to think, to enjoy,
- Marcus Aurelius
The festive energy of “the most magical time of the year” can be felt everywhere.
This is meant to be a season of joy, happiness and renewal.
However, extra demands and expectations piled on already full plates can be overwhelming and cause stress.
Here are some tools to help make the next month (or a year) more enjoyable for you and your family:
1) HONOR THE BASICS: Eat Well. Sleep Enough. Move Your Body.
2) SET HEALTHY BOUNDARIES: Allow yourself to say “no” to holiday gatherings that might cause you unnecessary stress.
3) LOVE YOURSELF: Start the holiday season and New Year with the intention to be good to yourself!
Treat yourself like YOU are worthy right now. This includes taking care of your body, eating a healthy diet, exercising, relaxing, stop listening to negativity of others, taking actions toward achieving YOUR dreams.
“Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” (Andre Gide)
“We can’t practice compassion with others if we can’t treat ourselves kindly.” (Brenè Brown)
From the place of self-love and gratitude, enjoy your family and friends, and celebrate the joy and beauty of this magical season!