Chances are you are busy with the myriad activities that this time of year brings. And chances are you might be wondering how your holiday celebrations are going to come together with everything that needs to be done. We hope that you can pause for a moment and consider our wish for you.
Our wish for you is a quiet hour to yourself. A completely peaceful hour! We suggest deciding ahead of time how you’d like to spend it; then take a few minutes to set it up. Only you know what brings you peace….perhaps soaking in a bath with music, a candle, and beverage of choice; curled up in a cozy spot with a good book; knitting in a quiet corner of a coffee shop in the middle of errands; or a stroll outside after dark to see Christmas lights.
Whatever it is, give yourself over to it completely and savor the experience. No worrying or fretting allowed for one hour! If you also remember to do some deep breathing now and then, it will enhance your hour of peacefulness.
No matter how unlikely this prospect sounds, we strongly encourage you to try it. We are sure you will come away from your hour happier, more relaxed, and better able to handle the inevitable stress of the holidays. You might even want to carve out another hour!
Take care of yourself and give yourself the gift of a tiny bit of relaxation. You’ll be glad you did! Some of us have done this and we highly recommend it!