Another year has passed and the Christmas season is upon us! That came fast! Often we work ourselves into a frenzy with holiday parties, shopping, family events that sometimes include travel. It just seems to stress many people to the max! Call us for a quick, 1 hour brain spa session… ahhh relax!
I love this time of year… the music (even the cheesy stuff), and all the glitz and glitter along streets and in shopping centres. This is the only time of year I bake goodies, and shortbread is at the top of the list! Even though I generally try not to eat sugar, this is the decadence I allow myself at this time of year!
For many, this is not a happy time. If that is you, my heart goes out to you. There are many situations that prevent people from enjoying the holidays. If you are alone, try to find the joy anyway. Here are a few tips:
- Embrace your aloneness. There is no reason why you can’t decorate a tree, bake a treat and cook a special meal for yourself. Get out your best dinnerware, have a toast to you and the season.
- This is a great time to have gratitude for all the good things in your life. Sure there may be negative ones, but there is always a flip side if you really think about it. So be thankful for everything in your life and pat yourself on the back!
- Dance, yes I said dance! Play your favourite holiday or other music and dance around your living room… go a little crazy, you’re alone right? Who cares! Get your happy on! There is nothing like music and movement to lift your mood.
- Maybe it’s the right time to re-connect with people you have not been in contact with for a while. It does not have to be anything big, just a text, email etc. The good old fashion phone call does wonders. When we speak, our brains are stimulated in positive ways that texting and typing cannot. It’s the voice communication that makes us feel the connection to others.
- Reach out to others in need. Helping others shifts our focus from ourselves and provides a positive experience. Nothing feels better than to be of service to others, such as volunteering at a food bank or charity holiday meal event.
If you feel depressed, reach out for help. I have expressed this many times. Don’t suffer in silence. There are many people out there who can offer their support.
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If you celebrate Christmas, have a very Merry Christmas. If you celebrate other holidays this time of year, I wish you joyful festivities with family and friends! Have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2015!
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