Posted: by Mantra Tuesday, 5 November 2019 @ 14:12
It’s so easy to get caught up the hustle and bustle of
Christmas, with everything from present-shopping to party planning taking up
our time and filling our minds.
But all the busy-ness can take its toll on us, emotionally, spiritually
and physically. Sometimes, all we need is a few mindful minutes during the day,
taking time to be still, present and mindful, to counteract all the hectic
activity around us.
We’ve put together a list of mantras to repeat to yourself
over the festive season, to help you a enjoy calmer, happier, more mindful Christmas.
A mindful mantra to help you when you're feeling stressed by a long to-do list or lots of demands on your time. Take a few moments to breathe deeply, and repeat "I breathe in calmness, I breathe out stress" - you'll be amazed at the difference it makes to your mindset.
If, like many of us, you find yourself feeling overwhelmed during the Christmas season, try quietly repeating to yourself "I feel calm, safe and grounded", whilst picturing a peaceful scene, perhaps a calm body of water or a quiet woodland glade.
Christmas is a time for family, but sometimes we are so busy we forget to spend time with the people we love the most. This mantra reminds us of the loving connections that surround us, and urges us to appreciate our friends, family and those dearest to us.
The festive season can be really hard for some people, for many different reasons. Remember it's ok to not be ok, even at Christmas. This mantra reminds you that if you're struggling, the best thing to do is reach out for help. If you are having a hard time, remember you can always get help - MIND or the Samaritans are good places to start.
If you can, try to remember what you are grateful for at the end of each day, and close each day with a smile. Focusing on the positives when we feel tired and stressed can sometimes be enough to change our outlook, helping us feel calmer and more grounded.
For more hints and tips on having a mindful Christmas, take a look at our latest blog: