“Renewed energy and hope often come with the holidays and the arrival of a new year: May you experience both this holiday season.” ~ Lisa Merlo-Booth
The holiday season is a time for family, love, rest, and celebration. Take the time to enjoy your time off. Reconnect in whatever safe way possible with your loved ones and friends. Appreciate the loved ones who are still with you—our world has lost so many. And if you have lost loved ones this year, know that you are in the hearts of countless people around the globe.
Regardless of which holiday you celebrate this season, soak it all in: Savor the meals, drive around and admire the holiday lights and decorations, enjoy the holiday cookies, and watch holiday movies. Give yourself downtime to enjoy your family, play a game, read a book, call a friend, or just chill—you deserve it.
Gift-giving is a big part of the holiday season and with so many struggling in countless ways, take the time to appreciate all the gifts that don’t cost a penny: life, touch, laughter, support, kind acts, blue skies, sunny days, fresh snow, and most important love and connection. Be kind this holiday—to others and yourself.
Challenge: Take the time to soak the holiday season in. Give yourself time to rest and recharge even in the midst of typical holiday madness. If finances are a struggle for you, don’t add more struggle by taking on more debt than you can handle. Be creative with your gift-giving rather than guilt-ridden. When it comes time to receiving gifts, appreciate them—even the crazy ones—heck, especially the crazy ones!