Thank You, Uni-verse

HolliThompson_01Happy, glorious, day!

For some people, the Holidays can create razor-sharp focus; like the fog has been cleared away from your brain. Things become more clear, and you might wonder how this year brought you to where you are right now.

Sometimes that clarity can bring up emotions or issues that need to be cleared out, especially when visiting family.

You may discover something you’ve been denying, or refusing to face. It might be something really good, or it could be a tough pill to swallow.

Clarity is a gift, and this may be your time to move through something challenging. Relationships, self-discovery, your past, or your future. It may all become clearer right now.

I encourage you, if this is happening, to go with it. Take time for yourself, to think, meditate, or take a bath. It might be a good day for a long walk in nature.

Seize the opportunity you’ve created.

Here are a couple of practices that I’ve found to be helpful with my clients:

1. Start a gratitude journal.

Each day, at the end of the day before you go to bed, write down everything you’re grateful for. You can use a notebook or buy yourself a pretty new journal. Date the page, and start listing.

Here are a few of mine:

“I’m grateful that my parents are alive and healthy.”
“I’m grateful that I have a loving, kind husband.”
“I’m grateful that my son is growing to be a fine young man.”
“I’m grateful to help others in my work.”
“I’m grateful for my pumpkin smoothie recipe.” (haha!)

List as many as you like, and the next day, repeat.

2. Awaken with thanks.

Before getting out of bed, sit up quietly and meditate on what you’re thankful for that day. Your room may still be dark. Try not to awaken your dogs or spouse until you’re finished.

Think about everything that you’re grateful for. It could be that you’re healthy, employed and earning a good income. It could be that you’re surrounded by furry pets that love and adore you. It could be your natural red hair, or that you ran 8 miles that week. It could be your toddler’s inquisitive nature, your teenage daughter’s report card, or your grandmother’s sparkly eyes and sage advice. Then open your eyes and go.

3. Meditate.

Meditation is linked to a clear mind, better sleep, more confidence, improved focus, and about 100 other benefits.

Do you like the idea of meditation but yet you can’t seem to motivate yourself? Sitting quietly upright for just a few minutes can bring calm.

Close your eyes and each time a thought comes in, chase it away. View the darkness of your eyes like a movie. Try repeating a mantra, or a short word over and over. You can also repeat a simple phrase, like “I am happy”, or “I am love.”

Happy Holidays!

Love,

Holli

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Holli Thompson is the founder of www.NutritionalStyle.com, and creator of the popular virtual program, Cleanse with Style. She is a media personality, author, speaker and nutrition coach.

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  • Teresa

    All of your suggestions work. Thanks for putting it out there:-)

    • The Daily Love

      Thank you so much for reading 🙂 -Team TDL

    • HolliThompson

      Thanks, Teresa! I’m so glad you believe so. XO Holli

  • Talya Price

    This is what I do everyday. 🙂

    • HolliThompson

      Smart lady, Talya!!