For years, the very thought of Christmas and the holiday season shivered me timbers. It meant weight gain, credit card debt, and general unease that I wasn’t having as much meaningful fun as everyone else. Know what I mean? So I’d head in to the season, filled with dread, determined to soldier through.
The problem with this approach is that the holiday season is now so long that it means dreading a full 2 months out of the year. That’s 1/6 of your life. And that’s just not right.
Let this year to be the year you draw a line in the sand and claim the holidays to be what they are intended to be--a restorative and joyful highlight of the year. Here are five ways to make that happen. May your season be merry and bright, just as the carols promise.
Kate Hanley is a mind-body coach, yoga teacher, blogger, and author of The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide. Visit her at MsMindbody.com, and to learn more about making the holidays more fulfilling, learn more about her holidayrebootcamp.com.
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