As we enter into the month of November, there is a distinct feeling that change is in the air. The crispness of autumn is invigorating to the body as well as to the soul and spirit.
The winds of autumn swirl the leaves and play on our senses.
The weather changes may prompt you to look inward, deciding to make some personal changes as well. Lean into the promptings as the different seasons are a gift and bring with them many lessons that we can glean.
Unfortunately, there is a downside to November, as well as December. This time of year often comes with over committed schedules and feelings of being overwhelmed attached to them. Of course we wouldn’t want to miss out or cause our loved ones any disappointment.
But where do we draw the line between healthy activities and unhealthy expectations?
Here are 4 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays:
1) Listen to your body. If you are tired, then choose to rest. If you’re hungry, then don’t put off eating. Don’t wait until you are thoroughly exhausted or worse – SICK – to begin meeting your own basic needs. You know yourself best and ought to listen when your body is trying to tell you something.
2) Don’t be afraid to say “no” from time to time. Don’t worry, “they” will get along just fine without you. Overextending yourself doesn’t help anyone.
3) Skip the sugar. I know…I know…there are so many treats that we only get this time of year. But you will pay for the indulgence later on. Say “yes” to your health by saying “no thank you” to sugar laden treats.
4) Stay in tune with your Creator by choosing to be JOYFUL always and by remaining in PRAYER. Stay close to the heart of GOD by remaining thankful.
“Always be joyful. Pray regularly. In everything give thanks, for this is what God wants from you who are united with the Messiah Yeshua.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Don’t forget to keep the main thing, the MAIN thing. Staying fervent in fellowship with your Creator will have a positive effect on all other relationships and keep you focused on what’s truly important.
Happy Fall Y’all!!!
With much love and shalom to you,