10 Tips to Navigate Through the Holidays with Ease!
We’re in November already? Where did this year go?
I thought I’d take a break from the weekly Face Reading Tips and change it up a little since we’re coming up on the holidays.
We often associate holiday season with stress on so many levels, so I wanted to instead provide tips this week of some things I’ve been blessed to learn about that have been a huge help to me, so I thought I’d share with you to help navigate through for a better experience.
- Make a list! Brain dump all the things you think you’ll need and want to do during the holidays. Add a due date or deadline when this needs to be done and what’s required to do so. Give yourself sufficient time to accomplish each task. Let go of what’s not necessary, and be reasonable about it.
- Stop multitasking! I was the queen of multitasking but realistically speaking, you can only really focus on one thing at a time anyway. If you have a list as mentioned in #1, you won’t forget.
- Ask for help! You’re only one person and to be honest, people sometimes really enjoy helping…if they’re asked nicely and appreciated for their efforts. Frees you up to get more done or maybe even relax a little.
- Set reasonable goals and expectations. You’ll never be disappointed if you do. Just to clarify…not only yourself, but for others too. Also, having a back up plan and not focusing on what didn’t happen (unless that was positive) but have a Plan B instead.
- List what you’re grateful for! Also, let people in your life know that you’re grateful for them, and why. It tends to have a nice ripple effect too. I resisted this initially because it seemed to hard. I asked for help (interesting story that I will share in another post) and ended up with over 100 things. Fascinating experience too….especially when you’re feeling bad, frustrated, annoyed, hurt, or angry!
- Let go of obligation or guilt and learn to say “NO” if you aren’t available or interested. It really is okay.
- Let go of perfection! It’s not productive, not healthy, and way too stressful. Need I say more?
- Find time for balance. Nourish yourself with things like rest, good food, hydrate with good water, exercise, get sufficient sleep, journal, meditate, take time for yourself, make time to have some fun, and anything else that fills you up! If we do things like this we’re able to be present to be with others, and usually in a better mood vs exhausted, stressed, stagnant, binge eating or going without because there isn’t enough time.
- List what makes you genuinely happy! Make time to do as many of those things as often as you can.
- Remember, we have a choice at every moment of every day: to be happy or not. Everything we do and experience comes from those choices. So be intentional and aware because you get to choose. Nobody else is responsible for our experience.
Okay, I hope you found this insightful and helpful.
P.S. If you’re local in the Houston area and interested in getting out to socialize. Check out my networking event tonight at 6pm.