Tis the season to be merry, right? I just encourage you not to go overboard because moderation is the key. I always say this is not the time of year to try to lose 30 pounds but rather make wise decisions to maintain. If you don’t have extra pounds come January, consider that a victory!
There are a lot of posts about food on social media. Frankly, I wish everyone would stop. I don’t need to know that you indulged in a burger, and I don’t care to see that you are eating healthy. I think in either case food becomes an obsession and addiction. Yes, even those posting their healthy lifestyle a million times a day have traded one addiction for another. Food is still the issue for them, and they haven’t dealt with the root cause. The demons still reign. Perhaps explore why you need the attention?
Life is way more than the food we eat. It’s fuel to allow us to do the things we love, so why not focus on that instead of the food? If you are constantly labeling food as good or bad, it is controlling you instead of the other way around.
Being in charge of our health means moderation and balance. It isn’t continually worrying about every single nugget of food you put in your mouth but looking at the entire picture called living. Seek freedom, my friends, and put food in its place. It is designed to serve you, not enslave you.
Health starts in our mind, and until you have a proper attitude toward food, you will struggle. Decide today that it isn’t what makes a life but allows you to live that life when in proper portions. Be merry but be smart.
PS Need help? I offer wellness coaching, and we can get to the root of your eating problem and get you on the right track.
From what I have seen on Facebook, I am not alone when I say that I have already watched the Christmas movie, Elf. Before the holidays are over, I am sure I’ll watch it again! The main character, Buddy, is a misfit elf because he is actually a human. He sees everyone with their special gifts and talents and feels he doesn’t have one. He thinks he doesn’t belong at the North Pole and doesn’t feel like he belongs in New York City either.
Throughout his trip to the Big Apple, Buddy is smiling, greeting everyone he meets and being kind. When he visits “The World’s Best Coffee” shop, he takes the time to go in and says, “Good for you. You did it!” He is an encourager and spreads Christmas cheer wherever he goes. That is his special gift, and he uses it to later on to get his dad off the naughty list.
We call these random acts of kindness, and we don’t have to be an elf to give them. In fact, you don’t even have to be talented at it. You just need to try! To strangers, friends and family alike, this holiday season work at being thoughtful and considerate. Lord knows our world could use a bit of cheer!
Be creative and don’t hold back. Don’t expect anything in return other than warming someone’s heart and lifting your own spirts. Ho ho ho!
I hope you are taking some time to show appreciation to your employees this holiday season. Don’t just give incentives to new people coming on board but thank those who have been loyal, hard- working and showing up on a regular basis! Some ideas:
-Gift cards (try to find out what they like to do/what they enjoy)
-FREE turkey or ham
-Spa day or massage certificate
-Extra day off
Don’t let the giving stop there, though, and consider offering a wellness, health or stress management workshop in the new year. I have a wide selection of topics for you to choose from and can even customize programs to meet your needs. Let’s kick off the new year right and provide tangible tools for your employees to be FIT to Lead and Succeed! Happy holidays.
If you find yourself dreading the holidays, then you need my booklet, The Holiday Survival Guide. It gives you strategies and tips on how to take back your holidays and find joy! May you have peace and love this Christmas.