3 Quick Tips to Help You Stay Sane in the Midst of Holiday Insanity

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3 Quick Tips to Help You Stay Sane in the Midst of the Holiday Insanity


According to a recent study by the American Psychological Association 75% of Americans are stressed out to the max going into this Holiday Season. To avoid even more stress as you enter the Season to be Jolly.Joy is actually an inside job. Peace returns when you step away from needing specific outcomes in order to feel successful or enough.  Stress is simply a signal within your body giving you an amazing opportunity to identify and adjust your perception of a situation, along with your behavior. We forget that whatever we focus on grows bigger quickly…positive or negative.Enjoy 3 quick tips to help you stay sane in the midst of the insanity:


  • Know what you value most in life. When your priorities are clear, decisions are easy. Stress creeps in when you forget what you value most in life. When you spend most of your energy on the “nonessentials” in life you begin to feel depleted very quickly and the stress hormone begins to double. Create moments every day that nurture what you value most in this life and notice how quickly clarity of thinking and inner peace return within your being.


  • Let go of this belief: “In order to be loved and accepted I need to be perfect…have the perfect house, tree, job, car, person, family, job, credentials.” What is your inner list of requirements in order to feel loved and accepted in life? Let go of your need for certain outcomes around the Holidays in order for you to feel good about yourself. Happiness returns when you release the attachments you have in life in order to feel good about you. Remember, joy flows from the inside out, not the outside in…start loving yourself completely just as you are, right where you are at…if you lack it borrow it from God’s heart where the supply is limitless.


  • Breathe, Breathe, Breathe…and be present to the “Silent, Holy, Night” that dwells within every moment of life. Give yourself the gap of empowerment that comes when you become the observer of your life verses the reactor. Be a curious and fascinated human being who looks at everything before them as an opportunity for learning and growth. When one door closes, don’t waste one moment looking at that closed door, start seeking the open window. Don’t miss life, when you worry, doubt and fear; you miss the life standing right in front of your face. When you are present you will laugh more in life which has profound physiological benefits, another wonderful gift to give yourself and those around you this season.


The next time you feel your body getting in the way of a potentially joyful moment due to comparisons, judgments and feelings of insecurity, pause and ask yourself the following questions:


  • What power am I giving to this situation to define who I am?
  • What could I remember about myself in this situation unleash my memory around my unique contribution in this world?  I God is with me and has uniquely created me for special purposes. There is no need for comparisons.
  • If this where my last day of life how would I want to respond to this situation?


Happy moments come and go depending upon what happens outside of you. Joy is the natural state of your soul. As you give your soul permission to guide your flesh this season joy will return. Joy bubbles up inside when you participate in random acts of kindness and service to those around you.


For God so loved the world that He GAVE His one and only Son, the ultimate gift that keeps on giving from the inside out. JOY TO THE WORLD.


This Holiday Season:


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