Here you will find a seasonal round-up of mindfulness for Christmas. Easy tips and reminders to keep it simple. So you can enjoy what you have and share your goodwill out to others.
By staying mindful, present and open-hearted, you can bring a whole new experience to what can often be a stressful time of year.
Appreciate the simple things:
1. 31 Perfect Things – reminders from Leo Babauta of Zen Habits. Simple, easy, effective.
2. Eat, drink and be merry (mindfully – because that makes all the difference!)
How do you deal with a stressful Christmas?
You know the feeling? You get caught up in a snowstorm of activity, shopping and extra commitments on your time.
Here are some simple tips to reduce festive frazzle and help you glide calmly through your day.
Each year we celebrate with family and friends, there are shifts in reality. Sometimes, subtle, sometimes enormous.
Deaths, illness, divorce, the passing of time. Each year there may be important changes.
Most of my Christmas tree decorations hold the vibrations, not just from the time and place where they were bought, but from every time they have been displayed. What great expectations we put on this time of year!
5. No Drama Holiday: 10 Tips for Avoiding Emotional Family Traps by Tris Thorp
Surrender to the season:
It’s mid-winter here in the northern hemisphere and winter solstice occurs on 22 December. Here are a couple of ways to keep shining during the darkest of days.
Light a candle for
•in honour of someone
And remember that when you sit and meditate, even for a few minutes, you are kindling your inner spark of life!
This is the time of year when wildlife and nature hibernates.
Humans, too, feel the need to stay cosy with a pair of slippers and keep warm. Dark evenings are perfect for staying in and taking stock of the year that’s just been.
Once the festivities are over, give yourself plenty of rest-time so that you can emerge with more vitality in the spring.
Last minute mindfulness tips:
Season’s Greetings! I wish you peace and joyous calm!
Best wishes, Yvette