I still can’t believe that Christmas seems to sneak up on me every year. It’s in less than 3 weeks now and that used to create a huge stress in my body, mind, and spirit. How about you?
Well, I’ve found ways to decrease the stress and enjoy the holidays. I’m not saying I don’t have my moments but I’ve found much better ground than I use to.
So how many of you struggle with Holiday Overwhelm?
With the holidays coming, we all know what that can do…
Let’s try not to pull out our hair and find some tangible ways to deal, ok?
I want to share some great articles on how to deal with the day to day stress, that overwhelm can create. This way you can remain calmer during the next few weeks and enjoy the holidays. How does that sound?
Let go of overwhelm with these great posts.
My good friend Lynn Louise Wonders just posted an article called De-Stress December and I think you’ll really like it!
I especially love these 2 suggestions she gave.
#3 I created a “dump list” of all things I have to do. I then arranged the items by urgency/time sensitivity. I’ve given myself a break and am postponing most of that list to January. Some might call that procrastination. I call it mindful postponing.
#13 I will breathe deeply, fully and consciously throughout each day. I choose to relax, simplify and slow down this December.
My friend Tess Marshal from The Bold Life always has great advice on avoiding the trap of overwhelm. While it’s not a Christmas post, I thought it would benefit all of us in the next few weeks.
It even helps prepare for the New Year coming up. Even the best intentions and goals can create too much stress.
Here are a couple favorite points Tess makes but you can check the whole post out HERE.
Appreciate what you have
# 6. Appreciate what you have now. Having is at the present moment. Appreciate where you are and how much you have. Wanting is about the future. Your focus is on what you don’t have now but what will make you happy in the future.
Change your way of thinking
# 19. Change your thoughts. Do these sound familiar? I’ll never get everything finished. I’m not capable. What else can go wrong? I have too much on my plate. Change your self-defeating thoughts: I’ll finish one thing at a time. I’m good at this. Tomorrow is another day. Overwhelm comes from your thinking. Manage your thoughts and your feelings will change.
My Zone of Genius 🙂
I especially like #19… Gee, I wonder why? Probably because changing your thoughts and emotions are in my zone of genius, my specialty, my passion!
Here’s one more post to carry you through any Overwhelm you’re having HERE.
If you find yourself struggling with overwhelm this holiday season and would like to try something different, I would love to help. You can check out more about what I do HERE