Thoughts – Tip Four

As we move into the holiday season (gulp) I will post a few health tips, and gentle reminders to help keep us present and focused on those things that really matter. Life is crazy enough, so if you need to move inward, give yourself permission to do so.

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This tip is simple but in the end, it ultimately saves on time and money. When it comes to shopping and gift giving, go easy. Consider exchanging experiences instead of gifts or consumables. This way, you can create beautiful memories with those that mean the most to you. An experience beats a gift any day and some experiences have the power to knock the socks right off of the recipient.

Ideas include:

Tour books – ever want to hike in a gorgeous location, there are books for that!

Dinner reservations at your favorite restaurant

A show – local, or a full on production, it doesn’t matter

An invitation to a TED Talk – learning is always fun

A concert or musical experience

Coffee at your favorite coffee shop

Museum tickets to a special exhibit

Wine tasting

Massage

 

 

Thoughts – Tip Three

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As we move into the holiday season (gulp) I will post a few health tips, and gentle reminders to help keep us present and focused on those things that really matter. Life is crazy enough, so if you need to move inward, give yourself permission to do so.

Thought number three – Keep it simple in every way.

The holidays can feel overwhelming with events, expectations that seem to never be met, work deadlines, and the multitude of activities leading up to the big day, but they don’t have to be.

Saying “no” when it gets overwhelming is perfectly acceptable.

Keep meals simple placing an emphasis on focus on health by eating fresh food with plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Carve out time that is not scheduled on the calendar and focus on what really matters and sometimes what matters the most is curling up with a good book or a holiday family movie under mounds of blankets on the sofa.