One more holiday and then it’s back to life and back to reality so how do we re-enter our lives after a season of parties and socializing? The trick lies in the last Holiday Survival Tip #6: Peace on earth. OK, you can’t achieve world peace in 6 weeks all alone but you can work to find peace within yourself. Once you find a sense of peace, even if it’s just for a minute, you’re on your way to view things differently and with more compassion (for yourself AND others).
I think trying to establish this sense of peace is not only relevant for holiday time but a good practice for life all year long. If you were able to find a sense of peace each day, I’d venture to say that life would be much easier and less of a struggle. Everyone finds peace in different ways. Some meditate, some exercise, some get massages, some connect with nature and some spend time with family and friends. Whatever gives you peace, embrace it each and every day! Just so you know, true peace doesn’t come from eating, drinking, doing drugs, smoking, excessively shopping or any other addictive behavior 😉
Instead of making a New Year’s Resolution, consider making a New Year’s Practice of achieving a sense of peace each day, even if it’s just for a few minutes. This will expand your world so you can receive gifts that you never even imagined. You’ll find yourself being more tolerant, compassionate and understanding and slower to frustration, ridicule and road rage! But don’t take my word for it…experience it for yourself. If you don’t know what brings you peace, start doing something that quiets your mind and that’s free from distractions for just 2 minutes a day. Just 2 minutes can make a positive impact on your life. So, adopt a New Year’s Practice that has the potential to be life-changing, uplifting and soul-fulfilling! I know I will be right there with you practicing what I’m preaching.
Please accept my heartfelt wishes for a Happy New Year and….Peace on Earth 😉