Holiday Maddness! Food, Fun and Regrets…

Well- we are here again. Full on holiday madness with all sorts of naughty food everywhere we look, family we haven’t seen and shopping madness no one can understand.  The question is- can you successfully manage the holidays and come out ahead-mind, body, soul? Yes! you can!

The holidays require a plan in more ways than one. They can be fun, magical and an opportunity for family and friends or they can be your worst nightmare. If you form a plan in the beginning and set some real expectations, you will survive. I promise.

We now know the number one detriment to our health is stress. Good news is this is in your control. You can always choose to react or not react. Smile, breath and do some yoga đŸ™‚

Here is my holiday survival list for the season:

  1. Start shopping early and space it out and breath…
  2. Remember it is the thought that counts- if you can’t find the perfect gift maybe something out of the box will do like a ticket for a picnic at the park for a later date and breath…
  3. Let go of any expectations that things have to be a perfect way and breath…
  4. Space out your hall passes on naughty treats. Don’t take any home and eat really healthy in between those holiday parties and breath…
  5. Try having 3 bites of something. Most times the anticipation is the best part and many times we finish out of habit. Less is more. Try just a bite of everything if there are multiple dishes and breath…
  6. Limit alcohol by alternating with a glass of water. This keeps you hydrated and decreases alcohol consumption and breath…
  7. When family converges remember not to talk religion, politics or finances and breath…
  8. Be kind to those less fortunate – giving brings joy to our soul and it is the reason for the season after all and breath…
  9. Remember spirituality, connect with creation and Mother Earth. Grounding can keep you centered. Connect your bare feet on the Earth  frequently to keep you grounded and breath…
  10. Oh- and breath!!! Long and deep and slow- this releases stress, increases oxygen and actually prolongs your life.

The moral of this story is- the holidays can be fun and you will survive!

Light Love and Peace to all Namaste!

Dana

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