To stay centered, happy, organized and in your own power this Christmas…
1 Write a daily ‘to do’ list – but don’t make it excessive!
Write down in order of importance, the stuff that NEEDS doing, such as food shopping, sorting xmas pressies, stocking up on your essentials, visiting/calling/emailing your family/friends, sorting finances (always plan ahead when possible), and looking after your pets etc. This is also useful if you have your own business too. Get your priorities sorted out AHEAD of time. When you are organized, you just FEEL much better! Plus, energy attracts energy, so make a start and plan 2015 with your main goals etc.
2 Meditate & chill : take time just for you, every day – even if it’s just 10 mins
We so often forget to do this, and we tend to put everyone, and everything first. So, chill out a bit. Give yourself a break. Sometimes doing nothing is better for us, then trying to do everything at once. Taking just 10 mins out of your day, and giving yourself this gift of time, will not only enhance your well-being, but you will generally be much more calmer (no more shouting at the dog or family!), and it generally makes the home a nicer place for everyone ;) perfect!
This one, is something I highly recommend, and there is truly no excuse to not do it. You can stay up a little later, or get up earlier in the morning if you don’t have time at night. Put on some music, which calms your mind and nourishes your soul, and relax. There are TONS of guided meditations on YouTube these days. Have a look for something which soothes you, and perhaps try and do this before bedtime. It will help you fall asleep with ease, and you may wake up in a much better mood!
3 Cleanse & clear out clutter
It’s SO important to keep your home as much of a nice sacred space as much as possible. It’s time for a good clear out and clean up, especially with 2015 approaching us. Clearing out the old, makes way for the new. So go get your cleaning gloves on and give some of your old stuff to charity or someone you know would love it. I also recommend cleansing your home with incense regularly too (in a safe place), and remember to open your window to let some fresh air in regularly too.
4 Set firm boundaries
It’s the festive season and we end up more often then not spending time with our family and friends (some of which we may only see once a year!), and it’s not always necessarily a ‘happy’ time, when being in certain people’s company (you know the ones I’m talking about right?!), well, instead of reacting to some petty comment or uncalled for action, set strong boundaries. Yes, Christtmas a great time of the year, but some people can take advantage of this and think it’s ok to be an idiot – don’t allow anyone to burst your happy xmas bubble!.
One thing you can do, is to imagine a beautiful egg shaped, bright white protective layer around you, before you leave the house (or before people arrive at yours). Send everyone love beforeyour day starts (especially to those who push your buttons, sending love helps cancels negative vibes). And importantly, do not let anyone be abusive to you under any circumstances.
5 Practise gratitude
Start a gratitude list. Gratitude is KEY to happiness. Start a new note on your phone, or keep a book where you can write daily, at least 10 things you are grateful for, from the past 24 hours. This can be anything, from a cup of coffee to a beautiful smile. Get it all written down, and watch how your joyful gratitude list grows every day!
Now go and have the best Christmas ever and don’t let anyone burst your glorious festive bubble!