A few things we have learned about the holidays to increase joy and experience it to the fullest. Go slower, keep it simple, buy less, spend time with others, choose activities that require more one on one time and less busyness, take conversations deeper, love more, feel the energy from the friends you meet. Here are a 5 suggestions to help spice up this season:
“Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength… It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.”
“The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” Hubert H. Humphrey
How can you relax with friends more during this holiday?
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
In between the 5th piece of pie, select colorful and natural foods for your family to eat!
Dust off the board games, shut down devices, and pull the family together for a few games and laughter. When it comes to family peace: “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” Aristotle
Cuddle because research shows that “hugging (and also laughter) is extremely effective at healing sickness, disease, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress.”
“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.” Dr. Suess
“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.”
Rest and Reflect This Holiday Season!