What is most important to you?
The holiday season has arrived. And this time of year can bring added work, obligations, pressure, and stress. Here are tips that, combined together, will help you edit out what doesn’t support your health and happiness. Cheers!
- Decide what’s most important to you, and focus on that, or those items, people, or to-do’s.
- Cut out activities and make room for what matters most.
- Turn off all devices, or at least sounds and notifications, at a set time. Ah, peace.
- Just say no. It’s not selfish, it’s survival.
- Live your life the way YOU want to live it.
- Resign from any commitments that stress you out, or don’t add to your well-being. (Refer back to tip #2).
- Delegate. Everything and anything you can. (Remember tip #1).
- Get rid of clutter and uncomplicate-ify your life. It’s hard to do, I know. But it truly brings you peace.
- Redesign your day. Carefully evaluate how you spend your time, then reorganize it so you have time for what’s most important to you. (Yup, right back to tip #1).
- Stop buying more stuff. More stuff builds up and means more clutter. (Back to tip #8).
- Slow down when you eat (as my grandmother would say). You’ll appreciate your food and enjoy the break from your busy day.
- Live in the moment. Slow down. Even standing in a long line, think about something you’re really thankful for, and not all the things you have to do later.
- Spend time alone or with family. (In connection with tips #4, #6, and #9).
- Do one thing at a time. We cannot truly multi-task. Because we cannot truly multi-focus. Our brains aren’t wired that way. So leave room in your mind for nothing else during that one conversation with a friend or loved-one, and gobble it up, every last crumb. (See tip #12).
HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY THANKSGIVING!