For some the holiday season is busy and overwhelming.  For others it’s lonely and sad.  Regardless of what the holidays bring for you, here is a list of things to try that may help you stay present, regulate your emotions (whatever they are), and perhaps have a moment of joy here and there.  Just remember to let go of holiday multi-tasking and try doing these activities one mindfully…

 

 

  • Light a scented holiday candle and enjoy the fragrance
  • Watch the flicker of a fire or a candle
  • Bake your favorite holiday treat and eat it mindfully, savoring every morsel
  • Curl up in a warm blanket in your favorite chair
  • Cuddle with your favorite person or pet
  • Sing your favorite holiday song (really loud) and don’t worry if you’re off key
  • Listen to your favorite holiday music
  • Watch a great classic film
  • Drink your favorite tea or cocoa, take time to smell it and notice its warmth
  • Observe the decorations and lights on houses and shops
  • Take a walk in the cold
  • Take a warm bath in peppermint scented oil
  • Set your table with beautiful dishes and enjoy your favorite meal
  • Donate time or goods to someone less fortunate
  • Take in the sights, the sounds, the smells and the warmth of the season one at a time
  • Just breath…