Balance Giving with Receiving this Holiday Season

Posted on November 28, 2010 by

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Samantha Ray

Your holidays are filled with hustle and bustle and lots of giving. You give not just gifts but your valuable time and energy as well. Giving feels good and is healthy for your heart and spirit. Where it becomes unhealthy or unbalanced is when this time of year finds you rundown, overwhelmed and stressed out. This leads to getting off track, cheating, and then the feelings of remorse and guilt set in. Our ego minds can enjoy indulging in making a million excuses that can lead us to cheat. “Excuses are like noses, we all have one!”

Make a conscious choice to enjoy this holiday season of giving from a centered and balanced place without the excuses: allow yourself to receive by giving a gift to yourself of self-care. Receive this gift to yourself wholeheartedly and with a deep sense of gratitude for your life and health. Invite this balance of giving and receiving into your life so that you can feel your absolute best and enjoy the true pleasures this season has to offer.

1) Eat clean, you will feel better and be more capable of handling the busyness

Samantha Ray

2) Get plenty of sleep
3) Receive a massage
4) Take a yoga class or practice yoga and/or meditation at home
5) Write in your journal
6) Practice deep breathing throughout your day
7) Prepare and pre-plan for your success in attending parties
8) Take a bath
9) Go on a walk
10) Make a list of all that you are grateful for in your life
11) LET GO of the excuses that no longer serve your highest good

Your body and mind will be extremely grateful for receiving these gifts of self-love and care. Living from this place of balance will allow you to be more centered, less reactive and less stressed. Guess what this will do for your physical body? It will allow your hormones to be balanced and support you in dropping fat!!

This holiday season I encourage you to be mindful the next time the excuses surface. Remember, you are responsible for your actions. Stand in your truth, genuinely listen to your body and then ask yourself, “Is it my ego or my higher self that honestly wants the cookie?” I know and trust that your internal wisdom will guide you in the right direction, if you but listen.

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