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So here we are in the holiday times of the year. It’s a wonderful time, but it can also be a stressful one.

No matter what spiritual path you’re on, , it’s easy to get stressed during the holidays, given everything we  try to get done then. Even if we’re working hard at making merry, we all can use a way to let go of stress at holiday time

In expectation of miracleLet me make you an early holiday gift of one…(It’s a gift that keeps giving…)

The next time you’re feeling anxious, angry, overwhelmed or down, instead of suffering, try this:

Take a deep breath, and

Look up at the ceiling.

(Repeat as needed…)

Give it a try now. Think of something that brings you down (income taxes, your least-favorite co-worker, cleaning out the fridge,…). Notice how it makes you feel,where it hits you in the body and in the spirit…

Then breath deep and look up. Feel the difference?

While it’s no substitute for Prozaac, most people find that when they do this, they feel more positive, centered and able to cope with whatever’s going on in their lives.

Why does this work?

When we’re stressed, we breath in a short and shallow way. Breathing deeply and slowly triggers a mind-body connection saying “all is well”, and actually puts us in a better place, health and emotion-wise. Looking up seems to strengthen this reaction ( and when I’m facing challenges, I find looking up valuable for spiritual reasons as well…).

I like to think that we’re all hardwired with ways to change our beliefs, heal ourselves, find our centers and create our own best lives.

And, by the by, this technique is not just for the holidays, but works all year long. …

In any case, remember next time you’re feeling overwhelmed or down, breath deep and look up… and have a better day (or holiday)

PS  and just a thought- don’t do this in front of your pushy aunt  Margaret, your boss or any other person that is contributing to stress you’re feeling. They will surely take it the wrong way and this is the path to more stress…

Catherine

Foresight

12/1/15

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCTPsychic.wordpress.com

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her new book “Magick for Pennies”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

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The holidays are a great time for fun. The holidays are a great time for spirituality. The holidays are a great time for  stress, too.

Fortunately, we’ve got something that can help you with the third so that you can get on with the other two. No matter which spiritual path one follows, with everything that folks try to accomplish during the holidays, it’s not surprising if folks feel overwhelmed, cranky or downright “bah -humbug” at points. Even if we’re working hard at making merry, we all can use a break or two during the holiday season

 Let me make you an early holiday gift of one…

(It’s a gift that keeps giving…)

The next time you’re feeling anxious, angry, overwhelmed or down, instead of suffering, try this:

Take a deep breath, and

Look up at the ceiling.

(Repeat as needed…)

Give it a try now. Think of something that brings you down (income taxes, your least-favorite co-worker, cleaning out the fridge,…). Notice how it makes you feel,where it hits you in the body and in the spirit…

Then breath deep and look up. Feel the difference?

While it’s no substitute for Prozaac, most people find that when they do this, they feel more positive, centered and able to cope with whatever’s going on in their lives.

Why’s this work?

When we’re stressed, we breath in a short and shallow way. Breathing deeply and slowly triggers a mind-body connection saying “all is well”, and actually puts us in a better place, health and emotion-wise. Looking up seems to strengthen this reaction ( and when I’m facing challenges, I find looking up valuable for spiritual reasons as well…).

I like to think that we’re all hardwired with ways to change our beliefs, heal ourselves, find our centers and create our own best lives.

And, by the by, this technique is not just for the holidays, but works all year long. …

In any case, remember next time you’re feeling overwhelmed or down, breath deep and look up… and have a better day (or holiday).

Catherine

PS  Just a thought- don’t do this in front of your bossy aunt  Margaret, your boss or any other person that is contributing to stress you’re feeling. They will surely take it the wrong way and this is the path to more stress…

Foresight

12/6/12

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCtPsychic.wordpress.com

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her new book “Manifesting Something Better” all from Foresight Publications, click here

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It’s four more days to Christmas Eve, and unless you’ve gotten things all done in advance, your pace is probably accelerating.

It can be easy to succumb to holiday stress at this point, but stress is what can make you be unkind and uncaring to the folks you love and to yourself, and can spoil the joys of the season.

And that’s no fun. So we don’t want to go there.

In my last post(12/19/10), I listed four things that you can do to cut your holiday stress,  keep your center, and be in tune with the joys of the season.

 I also promised you more. And here they are…

5) NUTRITION – During the holidays, there’s a lot of cookies, party food and fruitcake available (amongst other things). While it’s lovely to indulge in holiday goodies, make sure you’re also getting fruit and veggies, balanced meals, and drink enough water, so holiday tummy doesn’t spoil your good times.

6) DO WHAT YOU LOVE Many times we get so busy doing for others that we forget to do the things that feed our spirits. Or worse, we put them aside because it’s all about caring for others…

But the holidays are about you too…

And doing the things that feed your spirit will actually give you what you need to do more things faster for others.

So be sure to take some time to drive around and look at lights, listen to holiday music, eat a candy cane, or whatever floats your boat.

Balance will lift your stress and let you give your love to others.

 7) CRANKY OR COLD MEANS SLOW DOWN – When we’re pulling together a collection of wonders for the holiday, it’s easy to over extend ourselves. We can do that a bit for the short time ( kinda like sprinting), bt if we do too much, our bodies will let us know. We start getting cold or flu symptoms, crave naps, or ache.

If you’re starting to feel creaky, you may need to slow down, lest you dive into a full-fledged flu or “case of the miseries” (either of which will spoil your holiday). Step back and look at your list. What needs to get done? What can be delegated? What can be scaled back (could you use ready-made cookie dough rather than make your own)? What would be nice but can  be done with out.

The folks that love you would rather have you healthy and happy for the holidays than have the perfect dinner…

8 )  ENJOY THE SEASON Finally, don’t get so tied up in “getting things done” that you forget to have fun. The season is supposed to be about Wonder and Spirit and Joy, and if we let the shopping and wrapping take over, we miss what the season has to give us.

So give yourself some time for joy and peace and caring and compassion…

And have a happy holiday

Catherine

Foresight

12/21/10

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCtPsychic.wordpress.com

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How’s your holiday preparations going?  

 No matter which spiritual path one follows, with everything that folks try to accomplish during the holidays, it’s not surprising if folks feel overwhelmed, cranky or downright “bah -humbug” at points. Even if we’re working hard at making merry, we all can use a break or two during the holiday season

 Let me make you an early holiday gift of one…

(It’s a gift that keeps giving…)

The next time you’re feeling anxious, angry, overwhelmed or down, instead of suffering, try this:

Take a deep breath, and

Look up at the ceiling.

(Repeat as needed…)

Give it a try now. Think of something that brings you down (income taxes, your least-favorite co-worker, cleaning out the fridge,…). Notice how it makes you feel,where it hits you in the body and in the spirit…

Then breath deep and look up. Feel the difference?

While it’s no substitute for Prozaac, most people find that when they do this, they feel more positive, centered and able to cope with whatever’s going on in their lives.

Why’s this work?

When we’re stressed, we breath in a short and shallow way. Breathing deeply and slowly triggers a mind-body connection saying “all is well”, and actually puts us in a better place, health and emotion-wise. Looking up seems to strengthen this reaction ( and when I’m facing challenges, I find looking up valuable for spiritual reasons as well…).

I like to think that we’re all hardwired with ways to change our beliefs, heal ourselves, find our centers and create our own best lives.

And, by the by, this technique is not just for the holidays, but works all year long. …

In any case, remember next time you’re feeling overwhelmed or down, breath deep and look up… and have a better day (or holiday).

Catherine

PS  Just a thought- don’t do this in front of your bossy aunt  Margaret, your boss or any other person that is contributing to stress you’re feeling. They will surely take it the wrong way and this is the path to more stress…

Foresight

12/7/10

www.ForesightYourPsychic.com

www.ForesightYourCtPsychic.wordpress.com

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