Truly enjoying and being happy during the Holiday Season can prove challenging, especially as the days get shorter, and the list of to-dos, obligations and demands seems to get longer and longer. Fortunately, there are some very simple things you can do to get, and stay, connected to what the Holidays are really about.
1. It all starts with increasing your awareness. First, just noticing. Noticing the times when you ARE feeling some happiness, some joy. Just your heightened acknowledgment makes them more powerful.
2. Next, take advantage of the many obvious reminders: Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Feliz Navidad, Happy New Year, etc.
The signs are literally everywhere: store fronts, television (even, and especially advertisements!), cards you may be receiving and sending, the Holiday light and yard displays people have up in your neighborhood and throughout your entire town. Smile and give a little nod of gratitude for each reminder!
3. Then, add some of your own fun to it. Make a challenge for yourself (and it’s great with the kids too!) to count just how many times and/or places you see and hear the words Happy, Merry, Feliz, Jolly, etc. during your day (Kids LOVE search/find games like this! Kind of like the license plate game on road trips!)
You can even take it a bit further: Jot down and keep track of (Kids LOVE contests too!) how many times each day between now and Christmas you see and hear the Happy words everywhere. It’s a simple way to add MORE energy and focus to the feelings. See if you can tally up 100! Whoever gets the most gets to open the first gift Christmas morning!
4. And, most importantly is, use each of the times you see/hear these Happy words of reminder to really FEEL the feelings of Happiness, Merriment, Fun, Joy. Whatever and however those feelings manifest in you, let them come to the forefront. Let them come out. Just BE in them for even a fraction of a second.
BONUS TIP: This is an ideal time to practice your Happy Dance! Bust a move! This amps up the acknowledgment and the feelings of happiness, fun, and joy. It raises your energy literally, physically in your body, to have more focus, to be more present, to more easily allow yourself to live in the present moments of Joy and Happiness that you so deserve.
And, bonus #2: You are thereby also matched up with attracting and receiving EVEN MORE happiness, fun, and joy into your life, and are then better able to share it with others. It is the Season of Giving, you know! Be in that moment of Happiness, Fun, Joy. BE that Happiness. BE that FUN. Allow yourself to BE JOY. There is no greater gift to anyone and everyone, including yourself! (And, especially the kids.)…to the world, than to spread Joy this Holiday Season, and all through the New Year!
For more ways to amp up the Happiness, Fun and Joy in your life all year long, and live your present moments more fully, visit Treina’s site at http://www.EmpoweredLifeDesign.com and get your own FREE “Empowered Life Design Jump-start Action Pack” today! (Includes Special Report, 60+ minute audio, and complimentary personalized Activation & Acceleration call with Treina)
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