There are different sides of the road here during the holiday season - the side that loves and looks forward to this time of year, and the side that feels anxiety, loneliness, and frustration during this time of year. This could be caused by many factors, such as a family that doesn't get along and causes friction at family gatherings.
There are things you can do to keep your gratitude and joy flowing this season. Let's go ahead and set some intentions of how you will do this, so that you can be prepared when the season arrives.
I'll share with you a few of my favorite ways to stay nourished and grateful this season:
- Don't let the hustle and bustle get to you. This season doesn't have to be a blur. Find one of your favorite ways to slow down and connect, and do this daily. This could be a morning prayer/meditation, daily journaling, a morning yoga practice, or anything that fills you. What will it be? I like to do a morning devotional with a cup of coffee or tea before I start my day. If you need help reconnecting, You might try downloading my 1-Day Fall Reset. It is a free guide for a whole day of taking care of yourself; body, mind, and soul.
- Even though it might be frigid, spend some time outside as much as possible. Even 10 minutes daily will make a difference. Take a walk in the warmest part of the day, perhaps on your lunch break, if that suits your schedule best.
- If the holidays have you feeling down, carve out time in your schedule to serve others. What pulls at your heart-strings? Is it helping the homeless? Children? Elderly? Find a cause in your area and spend some time serving others.
These few simple steps will help you stay recharged and ready for the holiday season.