Thanksgiving is absolutely my favorite holiday. Here are my suggestions for making it (or any holiday) an amazing experience:
1. Focus on the feeling of gratitude. I know. How self-helpery of me to say. But it totally works. If you commit to feeling happy and grateful, you will feel less inclined to go to the always unhelpful feelings of stress, perfectionism, sadness, frustration or resentment.
2. Make comfort a priority. I believe holidays are times for luxury, ease, relaxation, well-being, coziness and relief (some of the synonyms for "comfort"). When you approach Thanksgiving from this perspective, you'll be amazed by what you'll say "yes" to and what you'll decline. Ask yourself: Is this comfortable? Is there a way to make this more comfortable? Then pay attention to the intuitive messages that come forward. If you act on this suggestion from a place of truth, even standing in line at the market can be a comforting experiences.
3. Don't give any energy to trying to "figure out" what other people's expectations may be. If you're concerned, just ask them: How can I make this holiday a wonderful experience for you? Always remember it's your holiday too. Make yourself happy first and then watch everyone around you feel good as a result. Real happiness is not selfish, it's inspiring.
4. Plan ahead by having an image in your mind of how you want to feel, what you want see, what you want to hear and what you want to smell throughout your holiday. This powerful exercise can help you organize your time and to-do list so that you are making choices that are most in alignment with your truth.
5. Self-care before cocktails. I'm totally a fan of a good party with a side of wine. Sometimes too much of a fan and then I regret it the next day. However, I have found that if I make self-care a non-negotiable on the days leading up to the holiday, I feel more grounded the day-of and then I'm less likely to overindulge. A long walk + 20 minutes or more of meditation is what works for me. Go within and ask your intuition to reveal the self-care routine that will work best for you. If still in doubt, drink lots of water. Being well-hydrated is sometimes the best form of self-care.
6. For my type-A, over-achieving folks who want to make this the best holiday EVER, try this: No pushing. No multi-tasking. No scarcity-thinking (this is any thought that says there is not enough time, money, love, people, food, etc...). Instead, share your vision for the holiday with those around you. You'll be shocked by how people will show-up to support your best-holiday-EVER dream.
7. Make it fun. I didn't want to add this to the list because it seems so cliche, but my Spirit Guides were persistent. Here's the message my guides brought forward: Fun is not over-rated. Holidays exist to remind you to embrace joy. Commercialism wants you to make your holiday serious busy-ness, because well, it is serious business to the companies selling you goods during this time. Try to separate yourself from the busy-ness in your world. Fun and joy make the human experience more delightful and meaningful. We in the Spirit world, want to help you have more fun. Just call on us at any time and we will help you add more cheer to your holiday season.
Print these. Share them with your friends & family. Tell me which tip most resonated with you. I love to hear from you.
Have a Divine holiday season.
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