The world is a captivating place during the holiday season. From holiday lights to smiling faces, it’s as if the world forgets it’s turmoil even if it’s only for a moment.
Quite a few friends are struggling to find joy whilst drudging through their current struggles. I wish I could wave a magic wand to fix their hearts, ease their minds and remind them of everything that makes them wonderful.
Since I’m not a magician nor fairy godmother, I can do the best thing to do for others now and during the holidays; I can give them love and remind them that they’re not alone. Over the last five years, I’ve had the roller-coaster of being single, heartbroken, married, loved, unloved, et cetera. While the memories aren’t the best, they do serve a very good reminder that I’m still alive and kicking.
Keep your mind focused on the positive aspects of your life so you can enjoy the end of this year and walk into next with a renewed faith that 2017 might of rocked your world but you’re too strong to let it keep you down.
Continue reading through for a few tips on how I push through:
– I practice gratitude. Even when I’m at my lowest I focus on the things I do have and the people that are in my life.
– I lighten my load. I take the time to look at everything on my plate and get rid of the extra items that aren’t healthy for me because being everything for everyone is a horribly lonely existence.
– I donate. I find it incredibly fulfilling to donate clothing and things that I can because I know they’re going to a home where someone needs it more than I do.
– I meditate. While I don’t always have time to hit my yoga mat, I meditate in my car, walking, taking a shower, or any other solitary moment I have. I focus on my breathing and the thoughts I allowing my mind.
If you were to die today, what would your legacy be? Allow that answer to guide you through searching for your joy and finding fulfillment because life is a gift, live accordingly!
Happy holidays to you and yours! If you need me, I’ll be amongst these amazing smelling trees in complete denial that the holidays are almost over.