Posted: Tuesday, 5 November 2019 @ 14:12
Here are some ideas of perfect Christmas gifts for someone interested in mindfulness, or simply wanting to slow down and take more time in life. Holding onto your Mantra Necklace for a few moments each day, and saying its mantra to yourself, can bring you moments of peace and tranquility, which will help you really be present in your life.
See our suggestions for Mindful Christmas Gifts here.
And if you just want a few moments to yourself during the Christmas period, 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.
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 - especially in this year of all years. Here are my favourite mantras for a 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: