Do you ever lie awake at night with your mind racing with all of the things you have to do?
Don’t you hate that? Or even worse, thinking back on something you wish you’d said, or a situation you would like to go back and change?
It could be something that happened last night … or even last month!
If your mind is racing, you’re living in the future. And if you’re thinking about something that happened last night or last decade, you are living in the past.
Basically, you’re anywhere except where you need to be right now: IN THE PRESENT.
Reflecting on experience is incredibly valuable to help you make better decisions going forward …
But dwelling on your problems is linked with developing anxiety and depression.
The holiday season can get overwhelming and downright stressful, so to help you stay present and actually ENJOY the season, I wanted to share a few things that I personally do to help me stay centered and present.
Here are just a few:
1 - Get in a solid workout most days at CrossFit Caloundra
2 - Go outside and sit in our garden (it's a beautiful little oasis right now)
3 - Do something creative
4 - Meditate or do deep breathing for 5 minutes
5 - Read a book
6 - Listen to some good tunes
7 - Perform a random act of kindness for a friend or stranger
8 - Take a power nap
9 - Play with the kids or pets (2 dogs, 1 cat and 5 chickens at our house!)
10 - Journal and practice gratitude
All of these activities have the power to bring you back to the present moment and help you to be more mindful going forward.
This is so important year-round … but even more important during the holidays.
Make sure you prioritise some time to unplug and “be here now” – because that’s what the holidays are all about!
Committed to Your Success,
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