Are you finding it a challenge to keep your life in balance through the holiday season? Do you feel like your life is filled with spinning plates?
The holidays are here. Managing stress on a day-to-day basis during this time of year can be taxing for a number of multiple reasons. With parties, events, children activities, gifts to buy, gifts to mail, cards to send, food to prepare, and year-end initiatives with work and career to finalize, you may feel like your life is spinning out of control.
So where does stress actually come from?
It often comes from our own sense of expectations that we place on our own selves. This in turns leads us to worry, anxiety, frustration, and sometimes even anger. We may feel we have too much to do and even find ourselves doing things that we just do not want to do which leads to resentment and anxiety. This costs us a great deal of joy and peace.
So how do we get to a place of peace, joy and happiness?
There are 5 important questions to ask.
- What is it that I really want from this holiday season? How do I want to feel?
- What do I want to be able to say that was a positive outcome that I experienced and received?
- What truly is most important?
- What can I eliminate that does not serve me or my family during this time?
- What steps can I make now in order to move forward?
Complete this sentence below
During the holiday season I Will_____________by_____________
Focusing on the essence of what you want is one of the most powerful ways of thinking to reduce stress and bring about peace of mind and happiness during the holiday season and throughout the year. May you and your family have a Blessed, Balanced and Happy Holiday! Stay tuned for tips on how to have an awesome New Year 2013!