Find Time to Breathe In (and Breathe Out) Your Gratitude

Finding time to breathe deeply and savor our moments is a huge challenge and can be especially so during the busy holiday season.

I know the feeling and I am sure that you do, too.  When your To Do List is brimming, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that your cup, too, is brimming … brimming with things to feel grateful about!  Pausing to remember this, in the midst of all the holiday hustle and bustle, is one of the most meaningful and rejuvenating gifts that you can possibly give yourself at this time of year.

Actually, I’d advise you to think of this as a responsibility … not a gift.  You’re more likely to do it when you really take in the fact that giving this to yourself not only enhances your experience but also actually enables you to:

  • Be more present to your whole holiday experience;
  • Have more energy and a more positive attitude; and
  • Get more done!

And you’ll notice that the title of this post refers to both breathing in and breathing out your gratitude.  That’s a reminder that, not only is it important to experience our own feelings of gratitude … but it’s a gift, also, to express gratitude.  As has been noted by writers and thinkers throughout the year, gratitude, like a Thanksgiving meal, is best when shared.

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.

William Faulkner

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

William Arthur Ward

So, to fully experience your holiday moments, give yourself … and your friends and family … the gift of gratitude.  I am quite sure that you will see a difference in your energy and your attitude as you leaven it with gratitude!

Want to learn more about finding time to let yourself really savor the holidays this year? We had an exciting and informative teleclass with “The Smart Woman’s Expert” Dr. Melissa McCreery last week – and you can still sign up and access all of the excellent information that we covered. We discussed “Holiday Thriving: How to Take Charge of Stress, Overwhelm, and Overeating During the Holiday Season.Ready for some practical tips for staying on track with your healthy lifestyle while decreasing your stress? Then sign up, and we’ll send you the FREE MP3!

What if you could find another hour every day? You can! You are invited to sign up for your FREE Finding Time Success Kit. It puts 3 key tools for your time success right into your hands! Grab it and see how you can recharge your energy, reduce overwhelm and frustration, and come to learn that 24 hours really ARE enough!

Let’s explore time together …

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