Living Mindfully this Holiday Season

We all know that the holidays can be stressful. There’s no denying it. However, there’s a way that we can journey through this sometimes chaotic season with grace and unnecessary stress. We have listed four ways to stay grounded through the new year that is quickly approaching.

1. Carve Out One Hour a Day for Just You!

There are a number of ways in which you can put yourself first during the holiday season. Breaking away from holiday parties or other social situations for just one hour a day allows you to give energy to others without resentment. This can take place in the form of: yoga, meditation, walking or even a healing workshop. It may seem selfish during this giving season; however, gifting yourself one hour a day uplifts your spirit allowing you to feel peaceful, and energetically speaking, peace is one of the highest vibrations!

2.  Be Light Hearted

Though this is deemed the “happiest time of the year,” sometimes negative emotions can make their way to the surface, and that’s okay. These triggers can especially rise from family members. Know that during your healing journey, it’s completely normal to feel different around old friends and family members as this symbolizes your spiritual growth. The key is to view it all from a loving approach, rather than a judgmental one.

3. Easy on the Bubbly and Be Sure to Hydrate!

It can be really tempting to overindulge. Between the holiday parties and family get togethers that surround this time of year, we tend to stray from our normal dietary routines. This can mean having one too many cocktails. Definitely be sure to enjoy yourself, but also keep hydrated by alternating that glass of champagne or wine with a glass of water to prevent the dreaded hangover.

4. Get Some Rest

In order for us to give with an open heart, we must fill our buckets, first! Be sure to get your regular 7-9 hours of sleep every night. As long as you are mindfully drinking and eating at holiday gatherings, it becomes a little easier to make it to bed at a decent hour. As listed in tip #1, take time just for you, without guilt. A good nap or twenty minutes of yoga nidra can help your body rest so you feel more balanced to enjoy your next holiday event.

We at Sojourn wish you and your loved ones a very happy and mindful holiday season. We can’t wait to continue this journey with you in 2018. Namaste