“Don’t just survive the Holidays, ENJOY them”

During the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season LIFE BALANCE (Foundation #6) can be a game changer.

Parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining.  The quest for a perfectly decorated house, the perfectly posed Christmas card, the perfect gifts, the perfect meal and of course the perfect social media posts to capture the reality of our perfect, perfect lives.  It’s no wonder stress and depression become a harsh reality for many of us during the holiday season.

Here are a few ways to keep your Life Balanced during the holidays:

  • Be okay saying no
  • Don’t skip your workouts
  • Enjoy the holiday parties but don’t over do it with food and alcohol
  • Spend time with the people you love and the people who love you
  • Stop, breath, enjoy the world around you
  • Listen to music
  • Extend grace to yourself and the people in your life
  • Embrace imperfection

I love the Dierks Bentley song Living. It highlights the difference between just marking things off your list and really enjoying life.  I hope you will spend your Holiday season truly livin’.

This mornin’ I got up at 6:01
I walked out and saw the rising sun
And I drank it in like whiskey
I saw a tree I’ve seen a thousand times
A bird on a branch and I watched it fly away in the wind
And it hit me
It’s a beautiful world sometimes I don’t see so clear
Some days you just breath in
Just try to break even
Sometimes your heart’s poundin’ out of your chest
Sometimes it’s just beatin’
Some days you just forget
What all you’ve been given
Some days you just get by
And some days you’re just alive
Some days you’re livin’
Some days you’re livin’