Family, friends, food, and fun! Are you ready for the holiday season? The holiday season is a time to connect and have fun with your loved ones, but it can also be a frantic frenzy. With all the planning, preparations, and visiting, there usually isn’t a lot of time to stop and rejuvenate. That can leave you depleted or, eventually, sick.
But adding a dose of meditation or mindfulness to your day could make a massive difference in feeling re-energized and ready to tackle your busy life. And these calming practices are beneficial for the whole family. I would love to share with you some ideas to bring meditation and mindfulness into your holiday season to help you to feel calm and peaceful.
Stay calm by meditating daily
In order to make daily meditation a habit, my husband and I have committed to sitting silently every morning for 15 minutes for 40 days, from November 22 to December 31, 2014. We have practiced meditation on and off for years, but we are finally ready to make it a daily ritual, just like brushing our teeth. We plan to start 2015 with a fresh habit of meditating. Meditation is as simple as:
- Choosing a comfortable upright position
- Committing to silence
- Focusing on breathing, positive affirmation, or chakra
Join our 40-day meditation challenge by following along on our Kids Yoga Stories Facebook page!
Stay calm with these 10 meditation and mindfulness practices
Check out these ten ideas to bring calm and relaxation to your holiday season, from my fellow kid-blogger friends:
9. Create a visual cue to remind yourself to be present.
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Stay calm with these meditation and mindfulness resources
Check out our meditation and mindfulness gift guide. I share mindfulness and meditation for kids resources that I have collected to help my family to be more calm, mindful, and peaceful parents so that my husband and I can share the gift of mindfulness with our daughter:
Stay calm with this bedtime yoga story
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