How to Navigate the Holiday Season

Wow. I can hardly believe that Christmas is this week!

While Christmas is my favourite time of year, I know that it can also bring up a lot of drama, pain and discontent.

So in light of that I wanted to share some tips with you to help guide you through the holiday period.

Prioritise self-care

I know the holidays can get crazy busy but this one is crucial. In fact, this is a non-negotiable gorgeous!

You cannot expect to show up fully if you aren’t taking the time to look after yourself. Schedule in time for self-care every single day; a meditation, a walk on the beach, read a book, take a bath or whatever is going to make YOU feel good. I know I get drained if I don’t have alone time every day so I will focus on making that a priority, even if it’s just 5 minutes for a quick medi or a quick walk outside for some fresh air and Vitamin D.

 Focus on your priorities 

The holiday period is an easy time for us to make excuses and forget about our priorities – trust me I know from experience! And while I am all for everything in moderation and enjoying yourself, don’t use this as an excuse to go CRAY CRAY.

As many of you know health is my main priority at the moment so I will be sticking (as best as I can) to the Autoimmune Protocol. The important distinction here is that I am making this choice from a place of love, not from a place of fear. I know how good I am currently feeling and can only imagine how much better I will feel by keeping it up. So to me that is way more important than over-doing it and feeling like crap for a few days.

Say NO

It is more than ok not to say yes to every single social invitation that comes your way during the holidays (or any time for that matter!). If your gut says no, then please don’t say ‘yes’. Honour yourself and don’t overload yourself. I know there can be so many people you feel like you need to squeeze in but maybe one or two of those invitations can be held off until January.

Dish out gratitude 

Don’t forget to be grateful! Focus on what you have and not on what you don’t. Savour those hugs with family members you don’t get to see very often and be grateful that they are in your life. If you’re treating yourself to some Christmas dessert, eat slowly and enjoy each and every mouthful and be grateful for the beautiful food on your plate. If you get a present you might not have chosen for yourself, be oh-so grateful for the thought and time the gift-giver put into buying you a gift. This is also the perfect time to give in any way that you can. I just donated some cat food to my local shelter (they are sadly sure to be overloaded after Christmas) and it felt really good. Try it!

Follow these tips and you will be on the right track to stay grounded and be in flow this holiday season.

I hope you found these tips helpful. Tell me in the comments below what are your go to tips for getting through the holidays?

Wishing you all a very merry and magical Christmas and an AMAZING 2017! I will be back next year with SO much more to share. Until then…

Choose peace. Choose love. Choose light. 

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