This time of year can be a cynic’s paradise, as the words “peace” and “joy” are tossed about like ping-pong balls on a table. These are stressful and unpredictable times; yet as individuals, when we make peace and joy a focus in our lives, we reap the healing benefits, and it shows in all areas.
De-stress with Peaceful Moments
It is easy to get caught up in the flurry of activities and events that proliferate during the holiday season. Without proper self-care, you may find yourself grumpy, fatigued, hurting and unhappy. Too much activity without enough rest and proper nutrition can cause flareups in any health conditions you may have; it can lower your resistance, causing you to be more susceptible to colds and flu. You may also lose your ability to concentrate due to the overload.
With proper planning and prioritization, setting a reasonable schedule, learning to say “no” to some things and providing yourself quiet time, you can make this season more enjoyable for yourself. Those around you can also benefit, not only because you will be calmer and more relaxed, but also by the example you set.
Peaceful moments throughout your day allow you time to gather your thoughts, take inventory of how you are feeling and help you make clearer decisions about what comes next – or not. Your peaceful moment can be a mental mini vacation, a period of meditation, staring at clouds going by or whatever you want it to become.
Feel the Joy
There is a lot of talk about joy this time of year; however, how many people actually experience it and embrace it? Sometimes it seems as though this is more the season for frustration and disappointment than joy. Happiness comes from those things that happen to you; joy is a sense of pleasure and well-being that comes from within.
Embracing joy has a positive effect on your overall health. It helps alleviate stress, boosts your immune system and can reduce the sensation of pain. People who embrace joy have a tendency to live healthier, happier lives.
This holiday season, take time to focus on the things that are important to you. Spend peaceful moments with yourself and with your loved ones. Experience the joy within.
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Posted on behalf of Dr. Ben Talei