Hello fabulous you!!! Happy Friday. Hope you’re well and feeling great!!!
Tis’ the season…I don’t know about you but, after another pandemic year, I’m so happy to be in the holiday spirit. Last week I bought a new wreath for my front door, and I’m laughing because this whole year I’ve had last years wreath hanging, I never took it down and I even considered not changing it LOL
I’m all about calm and self-care this season, I believe that it’s important especially during times when things can get way out of hand and we can let ourselves get stressed out to the max, I believe it’s important to find ways that can support us in creating more calm for ourselves.
Consider this your invitation to pay attention to the daily occurrences, the simple things that make you feel good, those things that fill you with joy, that make your heart sing. Write them down and do more of them.
Here are 4 things to try:
- Start the day with gratitude. Being grateful feels good and benefits your overall well-being. Thank the universe, God, Higher Love, whoever you believe in, start with saying thank you for your life. Thank you for all that you have, thank you for your family, thank you for your health. Say thank you for whatever feels good to you.
- Give yourself some time to enjoy a nourishing breakfast. Maybe that means getting up half an hour earlier than you normally would but, it’ll be so worth it. A nourishing breakfast will give you energy, it will help you to think better, it gives your body the fuel it needs to function properly. The benefits are many for your health and they have a lasting effect.
- Take a pause during the day, if you’re working, consider spending your lunch time by yourself. No social media, no texting, instead – read a book, listen to music or an uplifting podcast or just stare out the window. Turn your lunch time into a little sanctuary for yourself.
- Set the intention to have a calm holiday season and – this is really important – instead of focusing in on the how stressful this time is, focus on how you can create a little calm in the day for yourself, create a plan and stick to it. What you place your attention on is what you experience in your reality.
You can have a calm holiday season, you can make – calm – happen by exercising a little self-care every day.
A few lovely things that are delighting me right now
If you’re into festive nails, you gotta check this out love them all 🙂
I’m doing December Pause with Liz Lamoreux, I did it a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it, here
Follow me on Instagram, here, love to see you there.
I’m so excited the December issue of the Inspired Guide mini mag is out now, find it here. My article “Get Ready for the New Year, New You” is on page 20 full of inspiration and guidance to empower you to start the new year ready.
I hope this post inspires, and serves you. Share your thoughts, I’d love to know.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend & week ahead & blessings!
COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2021