7 Ways to Keep it Simple During the Holidays
Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays to you!
We all know that while Holidays are a time of seeing family, catching up on our secret love of Christmas classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and being grateful, it’s also a time of reflection and cleansing.
There is no better time of the year than now to quiet the inner noise and take back control of your inner Sactuary by simplifying and streamlining your life.
Below are 7 ways you can keep it simple and get back into balance, so you’ll be ready to rock and roll as the New Years’ ball drops and we all enter the magical year of new beginnings, connectedness and countless synchronicities that is 2013!
After you read the tips, be sure to share your thoughts in the comment section below!
- Check email 1X/day
- Go for a 20-minute walk without your phone
- Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil to your bath (pure) Find it at any Whole Foods.
- Wind down your day with a good book (ideally fiction)
- Sing for 3-5 minutes, even if only in the shower. (This one really works, especially if you are feeling ungrounded or feel any blocks in your throat chakra!)
- Give it away.
(If you are in de-clutter mode and you’re not sure, ask, “Does this ENERGIZE me?” If not, give it away or throw it away. Bonus tip: Bless it by saying a simple mantra like, “I now release all negative and unwanted energy from this item so that it may be enjoyed fully by someone else. Then you make the Goodwill run)
7. Make a pleasure To-Do list….
Super important: This should only include activities that give you great pleasure. (Ex: eating some dark chocolate, talking to your friend, getting a massage, for ideas refer to #1-6 on here!) Then happily refer to it throughout the week, making sure you nurture yourself with at least one (or one version of it) often. The more you increase your pleasure factor, the more energy and clarity you’ll have, which if we get really big, affects your health, your sex life AND yes, your bank account. So….indulge as often and consciously as you work and watch what happens!
Bonus: After you do #7, take a break + stop making lists! 🙂
1. Which tip speaks to you and why?
2. Do YOU have a self-care tip of your own that works? Share it with us here by adding a comment!
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Merry Merry Xmas and Many Angel hugs to you!
No. 2 and 5 resonate with me. I love the outdoors and I feel energized and reconnected with Mother Earth after a long walk of 20, 45 or 60 minutes sometimes more. Then I go home and sing in the shower or at home just to relax after the walk. Ironically if you add the 2 + 5 = 7 and so it is for this Goddess D. Have a grateful and loving day alone or with others. CHEERS to all
Happy Holidays Everyone!
I love going for a walk or even hike early in the morning.I enjoy the coldness in the air and watching the sun rise.I took my dogs to south mountain and we were out there for an hour, they loved it, and it didnt feel like excrise for me either. There would be times when I found myself chanting. Later on that night I soaked in the bath and I felt so relaxed and I slept well. I was stress free for X-mas and while prepairing our family dinner. So, when I read this email I was all ready feeling our conncection.
Thank You and Happy New Year!