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Seven Tips for Relaxing Holidays

By Niels Lameijer on Dec 18, 2009 at 12:00 AM in General, Life Mastery Coaching, My Life

Seven Tips for Relaxing Holidays

Holiday Stress relief
A simple smile melts your holiday stress away

The holidays are here hurray! Love, romance, family time, a time of giving and sharing. For many though the holidays are some of the most stressful times of the year. In order to help you enjoy the holiday I will share some tips to make the holidays, and the days leading up to them, fun and low (if any at all) stress.

1. Holiday-time.

When is your "Holiday-time?" A challenge many entrepreneurs and biz owners face, is taking time "off." Work feels never done and not working frequently means no-pay. Ask yourself (taking your job or business into consideration): "How would you like to spend the holidays this year?" What is your goal when it comes to "Holiday-time" vs "Business/work time?" Do you want to take some days off, do you want to set a limited amount of work-hours during the celebration days? What is you intention this year?

2. Loose-ends.

Having set you "Holiday time" and schedule you can ask yourself:"in order to have this time available what needs to happen in days leading up to it?" Which "loose-ends" would you like to have tied up? Make a list with the specific steps (make them START) you choose to take before you feel you can enjoy some well deserved free time.

3. Make it Easy.

When you have made you list with action items, the next this is: Make it easyon yourself! Have the desired action items clearly visible so they remind you constantly on the steps to take. You can make a list put it in your car, on your computer, on the fridge, or utilize your calendar to remind you on set time! Make it easy to remember!

4. Self Care.

Self care is key, to feeling at the top of your game. When you feel tired or low energy it will generally be more challenging to be loving, engaging and be fully present. Make sure that you are well rested and eat and drink the quality and quantity that you know is good for you. The holidays can be challenging for our health with lack of sleep and too much sugar, alcohol and such. Sometimes you may feel that you can't or don't want to say no to an extra glass of wine or stay up with the family till deep in the night. Perfect choices if you ask me, make sure though, that the next day you take it a little easier. Go for a short walk the next morning, to revamp your energy. If you take good care of yourself you will be able to deal with any kind of situation that comes your way.

5. Say "no," say "yes."

Remember, when you say "no," you are saying "yes" to something else!Say "no" when something appear in your reality that you do not choose to do, and share why. Share what you are saying "yes" to with expressing your "no." Knowing the "yes behind the no" makes people understand why you do the things you do!

6. Believe.

In order to enjoy the events which are coming your way: believe that any reality is a possibility. If in your past your "crazy Uncle Charlie" always makes vulgar jokes, hits on you and passes out after his 9th glass of wine, believe that there are other realities possible. If you can see it, if you can imagine it, it is possible! Believe!

7. Be Present.

Intend to be present, be in the moment and enjoy every minute of this magical Holiday season. When you are in the experience, take a moment and look for the beauty in the little things.

I wish for you a magical Holiday season and a fantastic New Year! May they be the best ever!