12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Wellness Tip #8

Here is today’s holidays wellness tip…During this busy holiday season, don’t forget to be in the present!

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8. Be in the Present

Is the hustle and bustle of the holiday season making your life feel like a blur lately? Maybe you’re putting up holiday decorations with your family but thinking about your to-do list or wishing you had handled a conflict differently.

I always want to be “present” for the month of December, but between the holiday preparation, the parties, and the To Do lists, I often feel like I rush and rush and suddenly find myself in January, scratching my head and wondering where the holiday season went.

As a result of all this commotion, it can be very easy to get distracted from what is supposed to be the true meaning of the holiday season. Learning how to be in the moment (mindfulness) can help lower stress.

Mindfulness training teaches you to observe what’s going on in your life, instead of worrying about the future or fretting about the past. Simply paying attention to the present moment can give you a sense of renewal. After all, it takes energy to feed all of that mental chatter.

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