“May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart!”
The holidays are here.
It is a time for relaxation and time to spend with those closest to you.
It is a time of worry and stress. It is not the time you hoped for, or was promised by movies and advertising that exude joy.
You might feel mixed emotions.
So today I would like to share 5 powerful and timeless tips that can help you to make the holidays – and 2023 too – a more joyful and peaceful time.
1. Slow down.
“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.”
The first thing is to slow down. It may seem silly, but it is important. Slow down and walk slowly.
Breathe slowly and deeply with your belly. Focus on this for 2 minutes to see the results.
Slow down eating. This will allow you to relax and help you not overeat during the holidays. Your brain takes approximately 20 minutes to register that your stomach is full.
Slow down and pay attention.
Focus on one thing at a given time and be present now.
Slowing down and being present now means that you are not focusing on multiple things.