When the holiday celebrations combine with work and other responsibilities, the craziness can add stress to your day. You may become overtired then irritable and lose your holiday cheer. While you want to enjoy every moment, the idea of balance becomes key.
Deepak Chopra mentioned this in a recent blog post, "Gratitude is the perfect example of positive psychology."* His research has shown that being grateful can make you healthier.
Try This: Balance Holiday Cheer with Gratitude!
Here are the three stages of gratitude that Chopra offers, each one more effective than the one before. These can help you balance your mood during the holidays:
- Feeling grateful for the good things in your life.
- Expressing your gratitude to the people who have made your life better.
- Adopting new behavior as a result of interacting with those who have helped you. *
Hope thinking grateful thoughts, and maybe a few hugs, will mitigate your stress, balance your mood, and help you regain your holiday cheer!
* Deepak Chopra blog post, https://chopra.com/articles/how-gratitude-can-make-you-healthier?