Lighten Up! Tips To Stay Zen During The Holiday Season

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I take myself WAY too seriously. I get hyper-immersed in the grind: deadlines, appointments, shopping, cleaning, and other duties + obligations.

Around the holidays can be extra trying.  Often we find ourselves traveling, spending, and eating more than usual.

Due to the nature of our society, we are conditioned to stay busy and keep hustlin’ & bustlin’. However, it’s important to remember that we are human beings, not human doings.  We all inherently know this, but sometimes we stray from our true nature. 

First things first, IT’S OKAY! We are awfully hard on ourselves, so the first step to re-connecting is to forgive ourselves. Feeling bad about sloppy decisions or something we deem “bad,” is never going to help us move toward a better feeling place. 

If you catch yourself feeling overwhelmed or off-track, follow these steps in order to regroup, recharge, and re-align.

1: Forgive Yourself: You are doing the work that needs to be done and bettering yourself each and every day.  You are perfect, exactly as you are. You are right where you need to be.  No matter how “bad” things may seem, trust the journey, embrace the ups and downs, it’s just a ride.

2. Do Something For You: Although giving to others is very important, don’t undervalue the power of giving to yourself.  When you take care of yourself, you can better serve others.  You will only extend that level of  vibration to to others. Would you rather be at your highest vibe? (Love, Peace, Joy, Enlightenment) Or a mediocre or low vibe? (Sadness, Depression, Anger, Apathy) Hopefully it’s the first one 🙂 Take care of you! Set aside at least 20 minutes per day to do something you truly enjoy. Whether it be a hobby, project, bubble bath, or exercise.  Do something that lights your fire and helps you reconnect with your senses.

3. Lighten Up! It’s okay to be serious about achieving excellence in all your endeavors.  Don’t forget, that laughter is the best medicine.  Proven benefits of laughter include: relaxes the entire body, boosts the immune system, protects the heart, burns calories, releases endorphins, lightens anger’s load, may help you live longer. Need I say more?

Take breaks during this busy time of year to re-connect with yourself, stay in alignment, and laugh a little! It’s the season of joy! 

Love & Light

Aly 

 

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