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Staying Focused During the Holidays
So it’s that time of the year again. Most of us have a million and one things going on, and our brains forgot to mentally prepare us for the holidays. It seems like we ring in the New Year one second, and the next thing you know another one has flown by! Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and pies are right before us. For some of you, it’s just another season passing by. But for most of us, it is another season full of social gatherings, sweet temptations, last minute cocktail parties, and shopping deals that can leave you waiting in line all day long! Not only is it hard to fit everything in, but the stress of getting it all done in a timely manner can take a toll on your mental state of mind. So how do we stay balanced both mentally and physically this holiday season? These few tips will help to keep you motivated and prepared to fend off those endless holiday cravings.
HAVE A GAME PLAN
Yes, I’ll admit it. I don’t wake up everyday with a brilliant plan of everything I want to accomplish in 24 hours. However, during the holiday season…this preparation is a MUST! There is so much to do in so little time. You will come to realize that if you take a few minutes to think about everything you need to do…these tasks will be done in no time. When you wake up in the morning, Ichallenge you to lie in bed for 10 minutes and do absolutely nothing physical. I know what your thinking…..it’s too good to be true! All you have to do is set your alarm for 10 minutes earlier. Now here is what I want you to do in the 10 minutes you have. ENGAGE YOUR BRAIN! Think about your daily plan. What is it that you want to accomplish today? Maybe you need to shop for presents, hit the gym, pick up kids, go to work, and attend a holiday party. In these 10 minutes, I want you to imagine doing each and every one of these things in your head. Take the time to ensure each task has a positive outcome during your visualization. Imagine that you go to the mall and it takes you 5 minutes to find the store, 1 minute to find the present, and 3 minutes to check out! So on and so forth until you’ve completed each task. Now you can wake up with a positive mind frame, ready to tackle the day! You will truly surprise yourself if you can take this short amount of time to mentally prepare. If you start your day out on a sour note thinking, “Oh my gosh I have to do this and this and this and this….how am I going to get it all done.” YOU WILL BE DEFEATED! Instead change your thought process to: “I can’t wait to go buy Suzie and Billy a present, pick up Sally at school, run 5 miles with ease and go to yoga.” You have the power to control your thoughts….so don’t let them control you!
Read the entire post from SoTru Blog Curator | Danielle Pascente
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