The holidays mean different things depending on who you ask. For some of us it means vacation, parties, dinners, family, movies and fun in the snow. However, there are also those who don't care for the season and may even spend it alone. What if there is family strife, painful memories or the loss of a loved one?
Try adding some mindfulness to your daily routine! What is mindfulness? Basically, it's a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present. You achieve it by calmly acknowledging and accepting your feelings, thoughts and physical sensations.
Here are a few free tips to help you thrive and survive the holiday season:
Be gentle with yourself, lose expectations and enjoy the present moment. Make an effort to enjoy the people who show up for you (co-workers, neighbors, friends, lovers, family). You will find if you ease up on yourself you'll naturally be easier on everyone around you.
Love and Blessings,