'Tis the season of giving, so let’s give to ourselves too. During the holiday season, we focus on giving, coming together, and celebrating. The holidays are often a time of comfort, though they can also be a time of added stress, especially this year.
What better way is there to ring in the new year than to feel fulfilled and be the best version of yourself? Sometimes we let the holidays wear us down as we rush around, but this year we can decide to calmly ease into the holidays and new year. Here are 4 gifts to give yourself this season to ensure a happy and healthy holiday:
Patience. The holidays don’t have to be perfect. With this year’s situation, plans are constantly changing. Be easy on yourself if your holiday doesn’t look exactly as planned. What matters is the intention behind it, even if it doesn’t outwardly appear as you had expected.
Abundance. During the holidays, people tend to spend more money, eat more desserts/sugar, and have a busier schedule. Instead of slipping into a mindset of being behind financially, health-wise, or with work, be mindful of where you are in these areas and know that everything will even itself out with time and intention. Your life is abundant and unlimited, not finite.
Quality time with yourself. Find some alone time this season for self-care. That could be spending an afternoon outside, treating yourself to an at-home spa day, or reading your favorite book. Once your cup is full, you’re better able to give to others that you care for.
Quality time with loved ones. The holidays are meant for time with family and friends. Show up as the best version of you for those who are most important to you, and remind them how much they mean to you.