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8 Things that Literally Take A Moment But Can Change Everything about the Holidays

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How to Balance Your Mind for the Holidays

A simple and unassuming manner of life—doesn’t exactly describe what tends to happen during the holidays, does it? With the holidays coming into sight, we wanted to take a pause to ponder the true spirit of the season. What do most people look forward to during the holidays? Spending time with friends and family, reflecting on the recent past, looking towards future goals, and perhaps evaluating our own spiritual endeavors.

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Peace, joy, giving, gratitude—the holidays are a wonderful opportunity to practice life's most enjoyable feelings. Maximize your feel-good moments with these tips that only take a moment but have a profound impact.

  • Adopt an attitude of gratitude. Find something to be thankful for each day.

  • Take your inspiration from children by finding your sense of wonder.

  • Be flexible. Do not be constrained by plans. Be present and go with the flow.

  • Breathe deeply. Schedule a five to ten minute yoga or meditation break each day.

  • Follow your heart. Do not sacrifice your beliefs or exercise program to pressures from family or friends. Instead invite them to join you!

  • Before you indulge, bring consciousness to your plate by saying a simple prayer or offering thanks before each meal.

  • Take time to reflect on the spirit of the holidays and what it means to you.

  • Honor yourself, your relations, and the planet by choosing an intention of peace for the new year.