With the holiday season in full swing by now, it is really hard to keep a stress-free mind. It takes us more time and effort to keep things under control and keep a positive attitude. It certainly doesn't mean that you or I should give up though. In fact, trying to reduce stress and be more calm are key to a happy life. And speaking of that, this is also the time that most of us are drafting our resolutions for the new year.
If meditating is not on your list just yet, I urge you to add it asap. Here's why:
The holidays are fast-approaching and the panic is starting to settle in for the most of us. There's long lists of things to do and buy and no matter how many times we tell ourselves that next year we will plan better and do this or that ahead of time, somehow we find ourselves, once again, rushing to find those "perfect" gifts for our friends and family.
I hate gift-shopping. There, I've said it. But to be fair, it's stressful and there's a lot of pressure to "get it right".
Thankfully, me and my family worked out a "habit" of sending each other lists of things we want/need to avoid receiving things that will end up either returned or unused - we like to be practical.
However, if you don't have a list and are a bit overwhelmed at the thought, I got you covered. I've curated a list of the things I'd like to receive, in hopes of inspiring you to move away from gifting just for the sake of it, and heading towards giving experiences or more thoughtful gifts, in general. So, here's what I'd like:
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Create a lifestyle to include the things that make you happy.