I am spoiling myself this December, which I try to do every year. So many people find this time of year stressful; and it can be, if you don’t start early and make an intention not to stress out!
Every year, I schedule vacation time around the holidays. Sometimes a few days before Christmas, sometimes it’s the time between Christmas and the New Year. This year it’s both! I find having a little down time, to relax and spend time by myself really sets me up to enjoy a stress free holiday season…which allows me to really cherish my time with friends and family!
I am currently sitting by the Christmas tree, drinking a cup of tea, listening to Christmas music and writing this blog. I can’t tell you how happy and spoiled this makes me feel. During this time off, I am being productive. I am doing laundry, blending tea for customers, working on my business plans for 2016 and more; but I am doing those things in between reading a good book, watching cheesy Christmas movies, journaling, meditating and doing yoga. I have this time to myself because the final gifts were purchased and wrapped days ago, the only task left is to grocery shop for Christmas dinner, which I will do tomorrow.
Do I feel a little guilty sharing this with you? Absolutely not! Because if you are one of the many people who are stressed out and feeling overwhelmed, I hope that I inspire you to do something different next year. It’s not difficult, it’s all about planning. The holidays come every year…it shouldn’t be a surprise. Don’t wait until they are upon us before you start to prepare.
I wish you the best for the remainder of this year and I am looking forward to all the possibilities 2016 will bring!
Tracy Martorana is a Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, Meditation Instructor and Herbalist...hoping to inspire you to live your life from a place of Holistic Wellness.