On your mark….
But it’s the holidays!!
Sure, you can do anything, but do you really have to do everything??
With a few small changes, it is possible to have a holiday experience filled with joy and cheer —
But taking care of yourself is the first step!
Here are a few quick ways to take care of YOURSELF this holiday season...
1. Set boundaries with others — and yourself. Instead of thinking you have to do everything, could someone else pitch in?
2. Give yourself a break. Even 15 minutes curled up in a blanket with a hot cup of tea could give you just the recharge you need.
3. Be grateful. Directing more attention toward gratitude for the things that make your life wonderful is scientifically proven to make you healthier, more energetic, less anxious, and sleep better.
4. Breathe. Here is a quick meditation you can do in an instant. When you’re feeling stressed, breathe in as slowly as possible while thinking "I am". Then exhale just as slowly, and think "at peace”. Repeat as needed until the tension starts to melt—which likely won't take long.
And here are some more ideas…
30 Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself Over the Holidays
Wishing you a very happy holiday season!