The holidays are here!
It’s the third night of Hanukkah and Christmas is only seven days away. Are you feeling overwhelmed right now?
If so it’s time to take a break for a few minutes to clear your head.
A quick way to catch your breath, put a smile on your face, and relax is to write out a Gratitude List.
Gather a pen or pencil, a piece of paper or notebook, and a timer (optional). Find a quiet place where you can sit down and write. If necessary you can go to a bathroom, or even a lighted closet to get away from the hustle and bustle around you.
Set the timer for 5-10 minutes. Write down as many things as you can that you are truly grateful for. Your health, your family’s health, the roof over your head, food on the table, your children’s smiles and kisses, etc.
When you are done writing this list read it over a couple of times. You should be breathing slower now. You should be more relaxed and not stressing out about all the things on your to do list that aren’t really that important. You should have a smile on your face.
Now go enjoy your family and friends and the holidays. Anytime you start feeling overwhelmed or frazzled, go read the list again. You could even put the list on your fridge or bathroom mirror to constantly remind you of what really counts.