They are Here! Those wonderful,warm, whimsical Holidays. More than ever clients are telling me they want to simplify the times so they can in-joy them more. They want to keep their Spirits up during the holidays and yet, they are challenged by the demands the Season places upon them. Often times, to keep things simple, it involves the same approach as something big! It involves really knowing what you want and going for it!
Set Your Intentions ~ Spend some time thinking what it is that you want. Do you want a season filled with the laughter and love of your friends and family? Or do you want some quiet time for introspection? Is it a combination that you seek?
Breathe Into the Intentions ~ Take time to do some visualization work for those intentions. Close your eyes and in your mind’s eye see activities that will fulfill them.
Say No with Grace and Yes with Pleasure ~ There will be invitations that you will say No to because they do not fit into your intentions. Allow this with Grace. When accepting an invitation that does fit into your intentions, say Yes with pleasure and joy and ONLY imagine that when heading out, there and remembering the time!
Commit to maintaining some routine ~ Let’s face it. The holidays send our routines into never-never-land. Many of us have routines for a reason. They serve are well being as well as our purpose. Decide which pieces of those routines you are going to keep and commit to them!
Step into the Light ~ Connect with nature ~ in the Northern Hemisphere days are still getting shorter and often they can be dull and gray. Step into the light and connect with fresh air and nature as often as possible.
The holidays can place an inordinate amount of stress on our time, our patience and our desires! It’s with intention, deep breaths, keeping our boundaries, maintaining routine and staying ‘in the light’ that we can in-joy them and keep our spirits up and celebrate the way we want too!
What challenges you the most to keep your spirits up during the holidays?