This time of the year makes “slowing down” seems like an impossibility. There is much to do: cleaning, buying the perfect gift, grocery shopping, wrapping presents, preparing for guests, decorating, perfecting, baking, cooking, and more. There is little time to take a breathe, let alone slow down. And that, is the reason that it is important to do so.
It is impossible to do everything, and to be everything to everyone. When we take the time to recharge our batteries, and to be kind to ourselves, we are able to be present for others. Stop for a moment, take a few deep breathes, enjoy a cup of your favorite beverage, and day dream. Your body, mind, and spirit will thank you.
Have a safe and happy holiday season.