While we often get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, here are three thoughtful ways to plug more fully into the spirit of the season:
1. Be Present
Unfortunately, we tend to make the holiday season about the wrong kind of presents.
'Tis the season to embrace being more present. The time we have on this earth is a gift. Slow down. Enjoy these moments.
Like a wide-eyed child, seek out the joy and wonder in the world. Look for the beauty in the simplest of things. Be kind to others. Share a smile. Breathe. Celebrate the time you have with the loved ones around you - your family, your friends, your pets. Reflect on the good things in your life. Soak yourself with gratitude, count your blessing, and focus on the true spirit of the holidays - the gift of presence.
Holiday gift-giving can be stressful! Over years, I’ve been told I’m a good gift-giver, so I thought I’d help you out with energizing some ideas for your family and friends. Below are a few of my few of my favorite things.
Yes, I just sang "favorite things", growing up with a Swiss mother, we watched "The Sound of Music"every December, and I thought it was a Christmas movie!
1. Essential Oils - I never thought I'd be an "Oiler," yet in the last couple of years, I have fallen in love with Young Living Products and essential oils! Some of my favorite oils include: Cedarwood, Joy, Gratitude, Stress Away, and Valor. There are some great holiday bundles this year and don't get me started about the Thieves Household Cleaner - its the best natural multi-use cleaner I've ever used and smells like Christmas!