IT sounds New Age, but mindfulness is for everyone. And it couldn’t be simpler. (What are your #tips to make this #holiday season more #mindful?
|Scooped by Susan Taylor|
It is true that the holiday season can be stressful for many of us. But any moment can be more enjoyable when you're mindful -- including this festive time of year.
Being fully absorbed in any activity through present sensory experience (mindfulness) is easier than you think. Abi Jackson shares with us a few ideas to make our holidays more enjoyable:
Embrace your inner child and go ice skating. Notice how you feel as your feet glide across the ice (or even as you fall). "You might come home with a few bruises", but you'll also come back "glowing with endorphins" and feel more balanced.
Winter is a beautiful season to enjoy a Christmas morning walk with the family. Enjoy the fresh cold air against your face as you listen to your boots cruch in the fresh fallen snow. Besides raising your heart rate and increasing blood flow, walking can help to burn those few extra holiday calories as well as reduce stress.
Rewarding (and stress-relieving), baking allows you to retreat to the "peaceful haven of the kitchen" and bake with love. Smell and taste all of the wonderful aromas and flavors of your very own creations. Engaging all of your senses into the baking process makes it all that more appealing.