6 Ways to Center Yourself During the Holiday Season

For some, the lengthy holiday season is exciting, but for others, burnout sets in before the real season even arrives.

Once the holiday season has officially started, there is no slowing down. From parties and gatherings to exchanges and year end events, it seems like there is hardly any breathing room.

Before the holiday season gets a hold of you this year, consider getting a hold of it. Try these 6 ways to center yourself during the holiday season and see how it could see you to a simpler next couple of months.

6 Ways to Center Yourself During the Holiday Season

Say “No.”

It might seem shocking, but you always have the choice for saying, “Yes” or “No.” Although it might not seem easy, saying “No” could be the best option for your during the holiday season. Of course, there are many events and situations you will say “Yes” to but make them count and don’t agree to anything and everything.

Find your calm.

When everything becomes too much, we often tend to take the back seat to our own lives. Write in time on your calendar for you. Take that yoga class, head outdoors for a walk, or try one of these workouts that don’t include running. Moving your body, either gently or intensely, can bring back a sense of calm to your life.

Own your mornings.

Mark Twain once said, “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” In other words, by starting the morning with your most difficult task, everything else should feel easier. Own your morning with 3 simple steps; learn how by clicking HERE.

Practice gratitude.

There are many different ways to journal, but one way is to simply journal the gratitude felt daily. Studies show that showing gratitude can make you happier. Feeling happier will help center you.

Take deep breaths.

The holiday season can cause shopping traffic jams, uncomfortable family gatherings, and a to-do list that’s far too long to ever have all the check boxes marked off. When you find yourself in the thick of it all, take a stand back and just take some deep breaths.

Sleep.

Be sure to get enough sleep. It’s hard to feel grounded and centered when you’re sleep deprived. Just as you do with your other tasks and events, make sleep a daily priority.

Sometimes it is the most basic, simplest things that can take us from chaos to calm. But like everything else in life, the simpler we make things, the better they become.