Cultivating Inner Peace During the Holiday Season

During this time of year we all find ourselves with fuller schedules than normal. We attend holiday parties, family gatherings, work-related events, plays, concerts etc. . How do we maintain peace in such a busy time of year? Here are a few tips to help during this busy time:

Take time to yourself when you need it!– Never be afraid to step away when you feel overwhelmed and takes time for yourself to put everything in perspective. It is very difficult to give to other people when you are running on empty. Taking time  like this can fill up your inner well and help you focus on others and what is most important.

Eat and Sleep Well–It is easy to indulge this time of year but it really pays off when you eat healthy and sleep well because it offers the energy needed to keep up with all the activities and stress that comes along with the holiday season.

Find Time to Volunteer or Give Your Time--What offers better joy and peace than taking a few hours to volunteer for your favorite charity or offering your time and talents to your community celebration. Giving is truly better than receiving.

No matter what your plans are this holiday season, always remember that when you are at peace, you are more open to giving love and joy to those around you which is what the season is all about.

Happy Holidays!

 

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