Have you noticed that the stores are already showing holiday decor, wrapping paper, gifts and other items for December? Just because the retail world wants to begin their holiday sales as soon as they can, doesn’t mean that we need to jump right in and get stressed out about the holidays in October! Too many people see the signs of holidays and begin to load on the “shoulds” — such as “I SHOULD get a head start on my shopping!” … “I SHOULD do greeting cards early this year — and write everyone a personal note!” … “I SHOULD start planning parties… get-togethers … gift lists … ” … “I SHOULD do some crafts this year for sure, and that means I need to get hopping on those projects this weekend!”
If you already feel the stress beginning to appear — and many times it starts with a tightness in the back of the neck between your shoulder blades… and also shows in a frown on your face and shortened, more shallow breathing (all signs of anxious thinking), then I invite you to RELAX. Calm your breathing. Relax your shoulders. Wriggle around a bit and let your whole body release the tension that a habit of “shoulding” on yourself (and others) can build into chronic stress at a rapid pace.
To help you see an easy way to shift your perception from being stressed with too much to do, to realizing that you are in control of your life and if you give your mind the command “I have all the time I need to do what I desire” that your mind will smooth out your life path for you, and the universe will conspire to bring good luck your way, I’ve created a 1/2 hour coaching lesson audio… that is below for you to listen to any time. It’s my gift to you, to help kickoff the holiday season in a healthy and life-giving way!
I hope you enjoy it!