• Lydia Lampert

Be Merry, Yet Mindful


We have all been there! As Thanksgiving approaches this week, internally I have already begun to experience that revved up feeling in my gut, the anxiety beginning to build about preparations and the pressure to make sure everything is perfect for all my holidays, and I bet there are many of you out there going through this too! No sooner do we clean up the last plate from our dining room table, and we are onto holiday shopping and decorating.


As such, this year I am making it a point to be merry, yet mindful, so I can remain grounded in my true love of the holidays - which is time spent with my family and friends. With all the hustle and bustle this gets lost every single year for me, and it becomes more about having everything on the wish lists, overdoing my decorating and cooking way too much food! Why?


Because we are a society that thrives on overindulgence! We overeat. We overindulge in wine, and holiday libations. We overspend. We go overboard on everything and fail to moderate anything.


For me, this holiday season the only things I plan to overindulge in are hugs, kisses, love and family time. Life is too short, and to be perfectly honest, the greatest things in life aren’t things at all. It’s the people we share our moments with, those we love.


This holiday season, let’s challenge ourselves to stay grounded and do our best to moderate, to return to the real joys of the holidays. Easier said than done, right? Well to help us all, myself included, I have made a Dos and Don’ts Lists so refer to the pic!


These are just some suggestions, but I would love to hear your ideas on ways we can be mindful this holiday! What’s your plan? What is your true joy in the holidays?


Yes, my friends, be merry, yet mindful this year, for this holiday season will be here and gone before you know it!


Happy holidays from Words Advance Power everyone!

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