Do you ever lie awake at night with your mind racing with all of the things you think you should do? Or, wondering if you could’ve done more in a situation? Or, the worst one of all thinking back on something you wish you would’ve said?
I call this the “woulda, coulda, shoulda” syndrome. Always wondering if you’ve made the right decision or choice and second guessing your actions. This kind of thinking can rob you of living in the moment and enjoying life.
While reflecting on experience is incredibly valuable to help you make better decisions going forward, dwelling on your problems or constantly replaying every decision can be linked with developing anxiety and depression.
The holiday season is ripe for letting “woulda, coulda, shoulda” creep in and creating overwhelm and stress. So…I have a few tips to help keep you present and, in the moment, so you can enjoy the season without overthinking every decision and action.
1 - Get in a solid workout
2 – Get some fresh air every day.
3 - Do something creative – write, paint, complete a DIY project.
4 - Meditate or do deep breathing for 5 minutes
5 - Read a book for FUN or listen to your favorite music.
6 - Perform a random act of kindness for a friend or stranger
All of these activities have the power to bring you back to the present moment, feel good about yourself, and help you to be more mindful going forward.
This is so important year-round … but even more important during the holidays.
Make sure you prioritize some time to unplug and “be here now” – because that’s what the holidays are all about!
Need a little more help – download my Guide to Unplugging that’s packed with stress-reducing ideas and tips.
As always, if you need more guidance in creating a healthy lifestyle, feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.