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Hey Lovelies! Holidays, as fun as they are, have a way of getting us off-kilter. With so many things to deal with at once, we end up feeling fragmented and often can’t find enough time for ourselves. Keep your sense of balance by being realistic about how much you can do for others and yourself. Keep healthy boundaries by not over-investing your physical and emotional energy and taking the time to recharge between commitments. Be sure not to overextend yourself or commit to too many parties and events. Keeping balance and boundaries will help you self-regulate and sustain your holiday cheer.
At holiday parties, being mindful of the nourishing value of the visual beauty, aroma, texture and taste of food can result in you consuming less overall.
Manage your energy by not overcommitting to parties and festivities. Take a look at your calendar and decide how many events you can attend without feeling frayed at the edges. Then commit to that number of events minus two.
When you feel irritated, frustrated or angry, simply focus on what the emotion is trying to teach you, then let it go.
Re-connect with friends, contacts and acquaintances you’ve been meaning to see over the past year but haven’t. The holidays are a perfect time to re-engage.
Consider forgiving those who have hurt you over the past year.
Immerse yourself in the energy of goodwill by volunteering at a soup kitchen or a shelter.
Acknowledge and celebrate your connection to the world at large.
Let the power of love and goodwill energize and renew you.
Renew your sense of gratitude for friends and family.
Commit to at least one device-free day during the holidays.
Life Script Meditation: In your calendar, schedule in 15 minutes of reflection time each week in December to review the past year and plan for the New Year. Use those moments to hand write thoughts, feelings and impressions. Consider what you have learned and create new intentions to shape your life script in the direction you desire.
Release & Re-Love Meditation
What happens when we run into someone during the holidays towards whom we bear more than a minor grudge? Encounters of this kind often awaken an old hurt. Whether or not you want to re-connect in a significant way, you can begin to release the shackles of that hurt by letting go. Mentally let go of the energy behind the feelings related to your wound. Drop the weight like an apple tree drops apples in the fall. Not that easy, you say? Try this meditation. Begin by taking deep breaths and imagine releasing some of that hurt with every exhale. Then direct some tender feelings towards yourself as well as the other person if you can. Do this by offering a sincere prayer for well-being to yourself and the other person. Repeat this Release and Re-love process as many times as necessary to begin creating some space within you to leave aside what’s holding you back and allow new energy to flow through you and inspire you to live with joy.
Happy Stress-Free Holidays!
Wow Thanksgiving is here! The Holidays will be rolling in quickly and the entertaining is about to begin! Don’t let the fear of odor debacle your Holiday Plans this year! As an animal lover and cat owner, I’ll admit I worry that there may not be such jolly odors in my home at all times. I keep my home fresh with Febreze because I know nothing is stronger when it comes to knocking out unpleasant odors!
Febreze is here to spread cheer and freshness not just for the holidays, but all season long! With the help of Doug E Fresh, “The World’s Greatest Entertainer,” and social media sensation @ItsDougThePug, we’re kicking it old school with the release of the second installment of Febreze’s “The #12Stinks of Christmas.”
The beatbox pioneer and his four-legged #12Stinks partner-in-crime put their own spin on the holiday classic, “The 12 Days of Christmas,” with a hip-hop music video collaboration-complete with matching track suits of course! Their video brings to life the stinks of the season and highlights how Febreze is the only solution tough enough to eliminate unwanted holiday odors while leaving behind a light, fresh holiday scent that keeps you guest-ready all season long.
Check out this fun video, The 12Stinks of Christmas from Fabreze and Doug E here:
Oh, the Holidays. It should all be joy and fun but often times it’s more stress-inducing and anxiety-provoking than anything! I’ve compiled some tips to help keep the nerves in check this Holiday Season, and help you keep your confidence as well when the Holiday Parties and Festivities start rolling in!
1. Prepare, this is absolutely not the time to procrastinate! Start making lists of things that need to be done for holiday shopping, organizing Holiday Parties, gift giving, decorating, etc. It’s never too early to start planning! Get a FREE Holiday Planner HERE.
2. Once you’ve got your lists, pull out your organizer/calendar and start making yourself deadlines for each item- and Stick to it! Give yourself plenty of time to sit back and relax and Enjoy the Holidays knowing you’ve got everything taken care of!
3. Plan what you’ll be wearing to your Holiday parties now. Don’t save this for last minute as the week before Christmas is not the time to be headed to the mall to buy a last-minute dress, not to mention money may be tight and you don’t want to be spending that Christmas money you had planned on spending on your kids, for your new dress you may only wear once a year!
4. Speaking of money, set a budget now and stick to it! Start looking for gifts now and find deal sites where you can save the item and be notified when it goes on sale. Now is also a good time to start tracking your favorite stores for the deals they will be offering on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
5. Keep the stress low by planning some me-time. Hit up the spa, get a manicure, relax with a good book, do some meditation, but most of all… remember to slow down and enjoy this wonderful time of year with friends and family!
Still feeling a little less than confident with enjoying the things you love without fear this Holiday season? Urinary Incontinence is no joyous matter, but Impressa by Poise allows you to enjoy the holidays confidently! It helps stop leaks before they happen! After all, there’s no room for that big pad with that little Holiday Dress! Impressa helps you live pad free!
Holidays are an important time to gather around friends and family, enjoying the holidays, and not being afraid to laugh for fear of leakage. The last thing I want to worry about is laughing too hard and leaking! I give myself the gift of Poise Impressa this holiday season, so the fun doesn’t have to stop! Stop leaks and gain confidence with Impressa!
Ready to take on the Holidays with Total Confidence? Visit your local Walmart (and find your perfect size with their super helpful sizing kit) and pick up Poise Impressa Bladder Supports today and #LivePadFree!
Also, check out this fun video of how myself and some other fabulous bloggers are celebrating the Holidays with Confidence! https://vimeo.com/190584649/93c3a10fdc
What gift will you be giving yourself this holiday season? Let me know in the comments, I love hearing from you!
Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms.
In today’s promotion for the Copper Pearl Baby Bandana Bibs, it started out at $34.99 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates.
You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free!
Do you want to give it a try? This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a $175 Target gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.
All you have to do is help moms drop the price of these Bandana Bibs and you will be entered to win a $175 Target gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!
This giveaway ends on 10/31/2016; you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends.
Click here if you don’t see the entry form below.
Good Luck lovelies! xo xo