Are the holidays stressing you out?
Here is my favorite holiday recipe:
20 minutes of morning meditation
1 cup of coffee
60 minutes of moving your body
1 large helping of doing your best
1 huge dose of giving up assumptions
1 large splash of integrity
1 heaping of not taking things personally
1 large scoop of gratitude
1 handful of dark chocolate
Mix all these ingredients together. There is no right or wrong order.
Set your timer for 20 minutes. Sit down. Be still as you can be, when sensations and distractions arise, just sit with them. When thoughts come up, just acknowledge them, don’t try to label them or make them right or wrong, just be aware of them. When you want to move just stay still.
Enjoy a warm beverage coffee, tea, or warm water and lemon. Savor it. Sit down with it. Taste it, enjoy how it feels moving through your body. Don’t guzzle it down!
Move your body. Asana, take a walk, go for a hike, hit the gym but move your body.
Allow yourself to release some endorphins.
Do your best, at whatever you do. Don’t worry if it's not as good as yesterday or better, just make it your best for that moment and be content with it. Your best is constantly evolving as are you! Each moment brings a new opportunity.
Give up the assumptions. Start communicating. Ask questions. Get clear. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want and need.
Be of integrity. Be honest. Be truthful. Accept responsibility for your actions.
Don’t take things personally. Notice that when you give this up what happens?
Mix in as much gratitude as you can. Gratitude brings so much sweetness into life.
Don’t forget to top off your pie with dark chocolate. A powerful antioxidant that provides just the perfect amount of sweetness to complete your pie.
Enjoy and reap up the benefits!