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Holiday Enjoyment with No Limits: Create a New State of Being

November 27, 2013

With the Holiday Season upon us, many people have already gone into panic mode with the stress and pressure that “comes with” the season.

 

Planning, cooking, accommodating, buying gifts, keeping track of who is doing what with whom while also trying to avoid the relative who seems to start a fight each year. And on top of all that, there are many people who are lonely this time of year — mourning the loss of a loved one or missing a family member serving overseas.   Then you turn on the news and you hear about the bad economy or the politicians fighting or all of the tragic happenings in the world.  That just adds to the stress and we find it nearly impossible to slow down and enjoy the holidays…instead, we are just trying to survive the holidays!   It’s no wonder so many people are anxious and worried.

 

Sound familiar?  Unfortunately, for many, it probably does.

 

But before you go into complete chaos mode, let me let you in on a little secret…  None of that stuff we worry about even matters.

 

The parties, the gifts, the bills, the crazy schedules, trying to make everyone happy… none of those things truly matter. All of that is just the ‘stuff’ that surrounds the holidays–stuff that we have created ourselves– but not what the holidays are all about.  And, being a No Limits follower you already know that a state of being of stress and anxiety will only create more of the same so that ‘stuff’ will keep expanding into full blown chaos and stress because the more you focus on that stuff, the more you will be inviting the same into your life. Instead, let’s try making a shift back into acceptance before things get too out of hand.

 

Let’s start with the true meaning of the holidays, which is to be thankful for your blessings and to be grateful for those things that really matter to you in your life.

 

Instead of focusing on all the stuff mentioned above, shift your internal focus to the stuff that is good in your life.  Maybe it’s your good health, your steady job, the roof over your head, the food in your refrigerator, or the friend who is always there for you to make you laugh.  Maybe it’s the fact that you are with your soulmate or that you have incredible parents or had loving  parents who worked hard for you.  Maybe it’s the fact that someone on this planet loves you or cares enough about you to invite you to a party.  Maybe it’s your sense of humor, your intelligence, or your good looks.  Maybe it’s the fact that you get to drive your children to school every day or you have a family member coming in town for the holidays.

 

Whatever it is (make sure you find what it is), shift your focus to those amazing things and keep your focus there each day and watch how all of that other ‘stuff’ just drifts away.  Remove the ego about what you think you have to accomplish this holiday season and make the powerful shift to an internal state of being of peace, gratitude, appreciation, happiness and calm.   It’s your choice: You can slow down, make the shift to happiness and really enjoy the Holidays or you can keep flying around like a stressed out elf.  Of course, I encourage you to slow down and take stock in what’s really important to you this holiday season. When you do, you will find that you will be attracting more of those phenomenal things toward you.

 

And remember one more very important thing: Everything is going to be fine and everything is going to get done so relax, stay in the moment, and enjoy each moment this holiday season.

 

Happy Holidays,

Coach Mike

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