December 12, 2011
Holiday Stress Relievers
This time of year, brings stress to many folks, diabetes or not. Some folks can sail through the holidays, without any stress, whatsoever. Not all people can. Through the years, I've come up with several solutions to stress, be it year round or the holidays. Some of those solutions are below, and I hope that they will help you this year,and in the years following.
Take some time for yourself, even if just 15 minutes, each and every day. Enjoy a cup of coffee, or a cup of hot tea, during this time period. Let your thoughts be still for awhile.
Write a few thoughts about your day, or what you want to do, what you wish for, or even what may be troubling you, at that particular time. Keeping a journal, also lets you look back to previous times, and allows you to see where you have been, where you are now, and where you would like to be. Writing calms the soul and spirit.
If a lady, buy some lacy silk undergarments. Try a new fragrance of perfume.
If a gent, buy some silk boxer shorts. Try a new after shave or colonge.
Take time to sit with your partner, and just hold hands for awhile. Enjoy each other's company, without either of you saying anything.
Off and on through the day or evening, give extra hugs and smooches to your beloved.
Give the kids extra hugs, and have special moments with them as well.
Take a moment, to think of your other family members, and friends.
If you receive a blessing of some sort, think or say thank you. The universe listens quite well.
Make goals for the upcoming new year. Not resolutions.
Take one day and do some volunteer work. It could become a nice habit for you.
If you don't have a hobby for relaxation, think of something you might enjoy doing, for after the holidays are over.
Most of all, enjoy the time with family and friends. Be festive, be happy.
If no-one to spend the holiday with, go visit those in nursing homes. Some of those folks have no-one.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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