Ho, ho, ho! Happy holidays! Or maybe not. It is only the 6th of December and we’ve already been run off of our feet with Christmas cheer. Nope, not complaining, just accessing the situation and realising that it is up to ME to make sure I don’t burn out this holiday season. Below are a few ideas I will put to use this year:
- Limiting the nights out and commitments-I already work evenings teaching yoga so my night’s IN are pretty precious!
- Using my Essential Oils–I already use these religiously anyway, but as the nights grow darker and longer, I’ve been reaching more and more for my citrus blends.
- Think positively-something I have been trying to do more and more of recently. Your thoughts equal your reality. It is hard, especially if you don’t like winter nights like me, to stay positive, but using my SAD lamp has really helped. As well as positive mantras.
- Stick to my routine-This is a hard one, especially when Q is out for the school holidays BUT I will stick to my teaching schedule as much as possible. It helps me to stay on top of tasks and not feel overwhelmed.
And, if all else fails, just take time out to enjoy YOU. Enjoy your breath, feeling your heartbeat, the air flowing in and out. Even if it is just a few moments a day, tap into your own positivity and really enjoy the holiday season!