We are in the wonderful holiday season. But, this wonderful season can get very hectic. Besides work and keeping our daily schedule there are parties, events and possibly visiting relatives. With a little preparation and awareness, you can remain calm and enjoy every minute. Try these 3 steps for dealing with holiday stress.
The key is remembering that you are the captain of the ship. How you choose to react to any situation is up to you. This season, try not to be reactive to people or situations. Stay in control.
1. Go to the silent core of your being. By going in silence, you stay in touch with your inner being, and by being in touch with it, you will find strength. This strength can sustain you throughout this season. There are many ways to go into silence. You can meditate. Meditating for just 5 minutes in the morning will produce great results. You can do deep breathing exercises, listen to soothing music, or walk in nature. It does not matter what method you use; the important point is to get in touch daily with your inner core
2. Stay away from the drama of others. With holiday parties and getting together with friends, it may be easy to get pulled in other people’s drama. Unless you are invited to become a part of the drama, and you choose to get involved- stay away. Let others live their lives, and you live yours. Remember that whatever you say about others will come back to you like a boomerang.
3. Learn to say no. You do not need to go to every event or party you are invited to. This is the season not to burn the candle at both ends. That way, you will be present and rested for the events that matter most to you.