I know that in the past (and still sometimes), I have trouble with simply being present during the holidays.
I’ll often pick up my phone and snap a picture for social media or check my Facebook during a lull in the conversation. Or I’ll still be running off adrenaline or stress from work, making it hard to get in the true holiday spirit and remember what’s most important during this time.
Mindfulness is hard—especially in times of busyness and travel and heightened emotions (even good ones). But it’s important. Staying in the present moment is what allows us to get the most out of the precious instances in life. It’s what helps us get out of our heads and away from our phones long enough to appreciate those around us.
If you get what I mean and crave that extra depth too, here are some thoughts on how to be more mindful during the holidays this year. [Read more…] about 11 Mindful Ways to Get More Meaning Out of the Holidays