Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss


Holiday Stress: Antidote

Weight Loss Coach logo.jpgWant to make the holiday fun, memorable and alleviate holiday stress?
How would you like to trade in feelings of overwhelm and holiday stress (which I admit are mounting by the second for me. YIKES! There are only 7 days till Thanksgiving, and I don’t have enough carrot recipes to get me through a 4-day weekend with my family!), for moments of calm, peace, tranquility and pride, self-expression and accomplishment?
How would you like to focus on the joy of the holiday, remember the fun moments, the giggles, the ‘creative’ ways in which you navigated family situations?
“Yes!” you enthusiastically reply. “I sure would like to trade in holiday stress, ‘negative’ feelings that are causing me to spiral downward … and on the way down, grab a hunk or two of Pumpkin, Apple and Coconut Custard Pie!”
“Is it possible?” you ask.
“Yes!” I answer. “It is possible and here’s how! …
… Create Your Holiday Journal!
Whether or not you are experienced at journaling, whether or not you consider yourself a writer, whether or not you have a creative bone in your body, I can tell you that keeping a holiday journal is a great antidote to holiday stress, and it is a lot of fun!
Your journal will help you to focus on the experiences of the holiday season – all the happy and joyful experiences – and the other ones, too (perhaps in a humorous and transformative way)!
Your Holiday Journal presents an opportunity to record yourself in the image you’d like to be remembered. (Hmmmmm … think about that! Don’t leave it up to your kids to tell your grandchildren and great grandchildren what you were like; spin your own tale! Speaking from my own paranoia!)
In all seriousness, you can also use your journal to reflect on your blessings and your spiritual journey through the holiday season. By adding to your journal each year, you will create a wonderful keepsake for your family, as well as a record to help you make the Holiday Season better each year.
And an extra bonus. You can’t eat while your hands are busy cutting and pasting photos or writing with pretty pens!
Step One: Journal Style
It is important to select your journal carefully.
This book is a place where you will share your innermost thoughts, feelings, reflections about the holidays. It can be a place to hold artifacts and photos. Perhaps a recipe or two that you want to hold on to for next year. Or a recipe or two that totally bombed with photos of people’s faces eating something into which, you inadvertently spilled the entire contents of a bottle of hot sauce. (See, humor!)
Take time to select and set up your Journal in a way that suits you best and if, at some point, it’s not working, get a new book! (Revolutionary idea!!!)
Your journey should appeal to you on a number of levels. You might consider its feel, its look and functionality. Feel good about your book. Feel comfortable and relaxed when writing in it.
Step Two: Organize Your Journal
I’m imagining that you don’t want your journal to be an extension of your junk drawer or overly cluttered linen closet! Chaos, disorder! How will you organize your journal?
Perhaps you’ll want to keep in chronological order. Day 1: Sweet Potato Pie Fight … or you might want your journal to have sections. One section for happy moments; another for recipes; or another for photographs.
Step Three: Diary vs. Repository of Memories
Most people think of journals as diaries, but in this case it is more than that. You are recording experiences and feelings about a specific period of time. How will you explore your experiences? Your feelings? Might you include others, inviting them to contribute a page or their thoughts?
Whatever type of journal you choose, however you organize it, you will be so pleased at the end of the holiday season when you look through the wonderful keepsake that you created.
Have fun!
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice
__________________________________
Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, author,columnist, seminar leader and 50 pound big-time-loser.
Want to wake up thinner on New Year’s Day?
Follow her on Twitter!
Want a free Weight Loss Consult?



  • patti iverson

    what a fantastic idea! I’ve already been irritated 4x and it’s only Nov 20th! I am feeling bombarded by kids selling, adults selling, people’s worthy causes I can’t give to every one, money money money, commercials, needs, recession talk, economy plummeting–arrrgh! I just want to be waaaaay overly thankful to God for so many blessings and be awed down to my toes that it’s time to celebrate Jesus’ birthday one more year. Wow. Hence, the conflict begins. I shall write about it–and then get on my knees and praise! yaaaaay! Thanks, dear lady!

Previous Posts

#OneWord Thursday: #Money #Money #Money - Show Me the $$$
Hello Tushkateers,  This morning, I woke up with money on my mind.  It could be because this past Tuesday was April 15, Tax Day.  It could be because yesterday’s mail delivery was chock-full of bills.  Or, it could be because as I was drifting off to sleep, a lottery commercial was airing.  (

posted 10:05:50am Apr. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Couch Potato's Dream: Burn Calories While Watching Movies
Dearest Couch Potato, I've got some splendid news for you!  University of Mississippi researchers found that ‘movie munchers’ ingested 28% more buttered popcorn when watching “Love Story” than those who watched the comedy “Sweet Home Alabama.” A Vanderbilt University study found that

posted 11:03:03am Apr. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Tax Day Money Rituals Sure to Manifest Mammoth Returns
Good Day Tushkateers,  Are you ready for a Kick in the Tush?  A money manifesting Kick in the Tush?  As today is Income Tax Day, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I share, here, with you the most powerful money rituals ever, which are sure to manifest mammoth returns! 5 (simple and highly effective)

posted 10:14:00am Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Puzzled? A Tax Day Full Moon Money Ritual !!!
This week's Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, "In Our Lady We Trust," was inspired by the full moon, scheduled to appear in all its fullness glory on Tax Day, April 15, a time for many about money, and the full moon's ability to bring wealth into our lives! As you click through this week's puz

posted 12:08:42pm Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Puzzled? Grackles are Fat, too?
This week's Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, "Grackle," was inspired by the many, many big, brash, raucous Great-Tail Grackles that are flying through the air, lighting on trees, as well as pecking their way through the freshly seeded lawn, here, right in front of me. "Have you no shame, Grac

posted 9:10:31am Apr. 10, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.