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Practicing mindfulness this holiday season

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We know the holiday season can bring a lot of joy and a lot of stress, so we've created some tips to help you stay mindful as we sail the next few weeks.

Don’t over spend

Navigating the holidays can be financially stressful. Make a holiday spending plan to keep you from stretching yourself financially and help you stick to your holiday budget. Finding the perfect gift does not equal holiday success.

Keep your body moving

Being mindful is more than just monitoring your mental health. Physical activity is one of the best forms of self-love. Staying active helps keep your immune system strong and ward off symptoms of seasonal depression.

Focus on gratitude and positivity

This year wasn't easy, but there's still a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. Try not to expect perfection, but instead find pleasure in the small things and don’t judge yourself for the things that may not go as planned. Be realistic and strive for personal satisfaction.

Give yourself some ‘me time’

We've all thought about it: How can we get through the holiday season stress-free? The best advice we can offer is to stay mindful and take care of your mental health. Make time for yourself in an effort to avoid chaos and added stress.

  • Go on a walk around your neighborhood or local park.
  • Plan an evening to watch your favorite holiday (or any time of year) movie.
  • Order-in a meal from one of your favorite restaurants.