As the December holidays are upon us, it is easy to get caught up in the frenzy of shopping, decorating, cooking, entertaining, and stressful holiday travel. We often forget to make ourselves a priority and to be kind and generous to ourselves. “Who has time for that right now!” you are probably thinking. Relax…it’s as easy as 5, 3, 1
Meditate for FIVE minutes in the morning – Studies show that just five minutes of quiet, mind-emptying meditation can increase energy, reduce stress and improve attention span and the ability to make important decisions.
Make a list of THREE good things that happened in your day – This can be anything, like a compliment from your boss or that really great salad you had for lunch. Acknowledging the positive aspects of your life makes you realize how much you do have and increases personal satisfaction.
Extend ONE act of kindness to someone else – Treat your stressed-out colleague to coffee or hot chocolate or compliment someone on their fun holiday sweater. A quiet, simple gesture can put a smile on someone’s face; lifting their spirits and yours too.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and much joy in the New Year!!