It’s just a few days from Christmas and boy is it a busy time for many of us?! As a culture, we are used to this time as being super stressful and hectic. As we try to wrap up work, school, family plans and gifts, we tend to fall into a state of being overwhelmed and totally depleted. It’s easy to lose sight of the true meaning of this beautiful season. I’m here to tell you that there is still time to turn it all around and truly embrace the Holidays with Peace, Joy and Grace.

I caught myself being unhappy and irritable earlier in the week, for all the reasons mentioned above. I wasn’t kind to myself and the people around me, and felt very disconnected. Something was really imbalanced! Fortunately after meditating and praying, I was able to reconnect with my higher self and found more clarity, inner peace and harmony. This was a game changer and I’m now able to enjoy this time without getting so caught up in the things that really don’t matter in the end. Best of all, I have more compassion and love for myself, which is priceless.

If you are finding yourself more stressed and out of sorts than usual, then I invite you to take a step back and breath deeply. Find some quiet time and evaluate your current state of body and mind. Are the physical and mental stresses really coming from important matters or are they exaggerated by your own fears? Perhaps write down what the holidays really mean to you and how you’d like to experience it this year. Prioritize your time on important matters and only say yes to activities that bring you peace and joy.

Remember to utilize your healing resources to help you feel more grounded. It’s easy to put self-care last during this time, just know that SELF-CARE is the most important gift you can giveyourself and others right now. The better you feel, the more you are able to enjoy this time and bless your family and friends with your great energy. Self-care is not a luxury, it is a necessity! Write down the self-care practices that work wonders for you and schedule them in your planner. Need suggestions? How about deep breathing, meditation, walking outside in nature, exercising, getting a massage, doing yoga, spending time with a great friend, reading a good book, or watching a heart warming movie? Note that self-care could mean 5-10 minutes of breathing or walking, or shifting the way you’re focussing your time, energy and thoughts. It doesn’t have to take more time out of your day!

You are so brilliant and amazing, and your mere presence is enough. You are enough. Connect deeply with your authentic self, with love and gratitude and miracles may happen for you This Season and in the New Year.

I’m sending you my warmest wishes and love, Happy Holidays!