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How to Enjoy The Holidays with these 5 ingredients

Have you taken a good look at your calendar? Are you ready to enjoy the holidays?

I looked at my calendar last night and saw Thanksgiving this week, a business event and a birthday get together and then the holiday events were lined up. The lists and the calendars can get you all wrapped up in a ball just like the holiday wires!!! So, how do you enjoy the holidays?

                                                   how to enjoy the holidays

What I know about the holiday season is this: We all want more Love, more Joy during them but it doesn’t always happen. There are many stresses and pressures that arise during them and, often times, this overshadows the season. Layer this with many people not being able to spend time with those they truly love for a multitude of reasons. They have passed forward, they live far away or are spending time with their own family and friends. After all, there is only so much time to go around, right? So How do you enjoy the holidays? 

How to Enjoy the Holidays ~ focus on your #intentions and set your self up for success with these steps 5 ingredients Share on X

Want to Truly Discover How to Enjoy the Holidays? Follow these 5 ingredients! 

1) Set the Intention for the holiday season you desire.
This will help you prioritize what needs to get done. Understand the power you will gain by having this in place!
2) Say “YES” to those invitations that serve your intention
and make you energy light up. Say no to all others. Stand firm in a place of spirit!
3) Embrace traditions ~ simply.
This is especially true for decorating. If you want a holiday village but time does not allow you to set the entire one up. Place just Your Favorite Village house out!
4) Create & Savor Special Moments ~
when you see a moment that fuels your Joy. Step into it and Savor it.
5) Express Gratitude
at the end of the day for those things that served your intention. It will provide for more experiences that ignite your soul.

There are so many ways to discover how to enjoy the holidays! What are your Intentions for the upcoming season and how can you begin to ignite them so that you can enjoy the holidays?

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  1. Simple, simple, simple … exactly as it should be. Thank you for the reminder Laura!

    Comment by Lisa Marie Rosati — November 17, 2014 @ 9:51 am

  2. Just chuckled, Lisa. As I read your reply, I thought of Prof. Hinkle saying “Busy, Busy, Busy” in Frosty the Snowman ~ A great new mantra for him and us all “Simple, Simple, Simple!”

    Comment by Laura Clark — November 17, 2014 @ 10:11 am

  3. Indeed! Busy is so dang EXHAUSTING! 😉

    Comment by Lisa Marie Rosati — November 17, 2014 @ 10:16 am

  4. So true, great holidays don’t just happen on their own. I love the idea of making my dream holidays real!

    Comment by Kathy — November 17, 2014 @ 10:20 am

  5. And so they are Kathy!!!!! And, so they Are!

    Comment by Laura Clark — November 17, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

  6. A big KISS to you…. Keep It Simple, Sistah! I may need to tattoo this on my knuckles. Sigh. Nobody who loves me wants me to be miserable.

    Comment by Andrea — November 19, 2014 @ 9:00 am

  7. No, Andrea, no one who loves you (aka Your Soul 🙂 wants you to be miserable 🙂 !!!!

    Comment by Laura Clark — November 19, 2014 @ 1:28 pm

  8. Thanks for the reminder. I know I tend to get caught up in the hype and stress out about things that are really non-important. I will take your item #1: set the intention for the holidays I want.

    Comment by Lilia Lee — November 19, 2014 @ 9:09 am

  9. Lilia!!!! Yes, it’s all about the intention we set and then having the courage to act upon it!

    Comment by Laura Clark — November 19, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

  10. Laura,
    I was thinking the same thing—I believe we stress ourselves out WAY TOO MUCH trying to make the holidays “special” for everyone else. Making the holidays special doesn’t have to take a lot of undue stress. We need to remember the reason for the season (and all year long)—-creating moments and memories. For some (myself included), this year will be different as my mom won’t be here with us. That creates another level of anxiety and uneasiness in the holidays. However, at the same time, we get to choose to create new memories and moments together. This year, I’m definitely all about keeping it simple and focusing on the love in the holidays instead of all the trimmings and such. Thanks Laura!

    Comment by Teresa Morrow — November 19, 2014 @ 10:07 am

  11. Love over trimmings ~ i adore that Teresa!!!!!

    Comment by Laura Clark — November 19, 2014 @ 1:31 pm

  12. One of my big holiday tips that I will stand on my soap box for: Say YES when you mean Yes. Say NO when you mean no. When you say YES to something your really mean NO to, you set yourself up for chaos and crazy and anger and resentment.

    Comment by Peggy — November 19, 2014 @ 12:13 pm

  13. Exactly Peggy! And those answers do have to come from understanding exactly what you (not your ego, not your emotions) ~ your soul ~ desires and having the courage to follow that!

    Comment by Laura Clark — November 19, 2014 @ 1:37 pm

  14. I love the holidays – all the planning, secrets of gift-giving and especially the traditions. These are such great tips and for me, expressing gratitude is such a powerful one and keeps me from feelings stressed and overwhelmed. I also love the idea of accepting only the invitations that feel right! Great post, Laura.

    Comment by Minette — November 19, 2014 @ 12:41 pm

  15. Minette~ sending you oodles of light for a joyful holiday!!!!

    Comment by Laura Clark — November 19, 2014 @ 1:37 pm

  16. Great success formula for the holidays!

    Comment by Cindy — November 20, 2014 @ 6:13 am

  17. I love the message for simplicity. How easy it can be to complicate things! But with gentle reminders and permission, we can allow life to be simple.

    Comment by Frances Arnold — November 24, 2014 @ 6:29 pm

  18. Oh but Frances, don’t we LIKE to complicate things!?!?! Simplicity is always the answer!

    Comment by Laura Clark — December 1, 2014 @ 5:11 pm

  19. Simplistic decor & enjoying a peaceful season!

    Comment by Dawn Oxnard — December 3, 2018 @ 10:32 am

  20. Sounds good, having got to thinking too much about christms yet,

    Comment by Penny Hyde — December 3, 2018 @ 2:01 pm

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