Mindfulness During the Festive Season (Wellness Wednesday)

Like many moments of providence on this blog, today’s Wellness Wednesday comes at exactly the right time. Today, I actually wrote a little column for the resident newsletter at work about how to keep study momentum going during the holiday season. And I’m about to settle in to do a couple of more hours of work tonight. (Emergency situation, not my norm… don’t feel bad for me, though! These things happen!) All that to say, Wellness things are on my brain. And this brain needs a little mindfulness during the festive season.

Mindfulness During the Festive Season Splash image w Christmas tree
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Finding the Balance Between Routine and Grace

Welcome to Day 22 and the last Wellness Wednesday before the holidays kick in full tilt. I don’t know about you, but I have plans pretty much every night between now and the 25th. Some nights, even more than one plan. Life is full, y’all. Today I made it home by 7:30pm, I enjoyed a bowl of the soup I made yesterday and I got to wrapping the presents I need prior to Christmas Eve. I did not wrap the presents that I need on Christmas Eve. I gave myself that grace. And that’s what today’s post is all about – routine and grace.

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“No Is a Complete Sentence”… Even During the Holidays

It’s the first Wednesday of December and what does that mean? That means it’s time for a Wellness Wednesday. And, hoo boy, do we all need to remember to focus on wellness during December. The holidays are (to quote a yoga instructor I had once) a very full time of year. There are demands on our time, finances, emotional energy… no wonder we might need a reminder to centre ourselves sometimes. Which brings me to the core, the thesis, the theme of this post. No is a complete sentence.

No is a complete sentence

Like, Grammatically?

Um…. the jury is out on that one. But I more so meant it symbolically. When have we ever cared about correct grammar on this blog?

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Add Something

Add Something

Does anyone remember in July when I confidently announced that I had set a goal not to eat out for the entire month? No? Well, that makes sense because that goal was wildly unsuccessful and, naturally, I never spoke of it again. And why was it unsuccessful? Because let me tell you, y’all.. What I needed to do was add something.

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