2. Focus on fellowship not the food. Engage in conversation, invite people over that have no one to celebrate with and make a difference. The quickest way to true fulfillment and happiness is to lend a helping hand or take some of those amazing dishes and share them with people you know are hurting this time of year.
3. Skip the usual’s. If you can eat it every day, skip it. Enjoy your holiday favorites and pass on the things you can eat anytime. No need to eat that bread roll you can eat any day.
4. Don’t just bake – create. Turn cookie baking time into non-edible projects like making wreaths, ginger bread houses and arts and crafts are a fun way to celebrate the season without baking. Kids love this one!
5. Move! Get the family moving, go for a walk, put on music and dance, play the Wii! After holiday dinners and through the week, stay on track with an accountability partner.
6. Create a Small Daily Win. Keep your mind and body fit and find a new way daily to show yourself what a success you are. Make trades, honoring self-made promises and take care of yourself – you are worth the investment.
7. Take time for what matters. Remember the reason for the season. Faith and Family are what this time of year is all about. There is no perfection this side of heaven, so skip the perfection pressure and spend time focused on what matters.