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Finding Your Inner Child This Holiday
This time of year can be incredibly stressful for so many people. We begin to lose sight of the magic the Holidays can bring. My children teach me so much on a daily basis. This time of year they are filled with so much wonder and excitement. If the pressure and the stress of the season creeps up on me I can look to them for help. Here are some things I really try to absorb during the Holidays.
Excitement. Kids get excited over the smallest things. The first snow- fall, making a gingerbread house or cookies and looking in awe at colored Christmas lights. Find something everyday that gets you excited about the holidays it can shift your mindset away from stress.
Live in the moment. This can be difficult with the pressures of the season. Notice how kids get sidetracked by a sparkling ornament or catching snowflakes on their tongue This teaches us to slow down, go with the flow and see the wonder all around us.
Imagination and dreams. My boys have the biggest imaginations, it is one of those things I will miss as they get older. They are often in their pretend world where they make their life the way they want. Their dreams are so big and without limitations. People have lost the ability to dream big and use their imaginations. The truth is if we focused more on our dreams we would have happier more fulfilled lives.
Worry less. I love the quote “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strengths” -Corrie Ten Boom- Kids do not typically worry about much. They wear what they feel comfortable in. They dance and play with no reservation, and certainly are not concerned with the past or the future. Try worrying less about things out of your control. Shift your focus to love and gratitude.
Love unconditionally. Children love easily with no conditions. Return to love as it is the foundation for life itself!
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