3 Ways to Make Holidays More Memorable
Having trouble staying mindful during the holiday bustle? Take heart in knowing you are definitely not alone! Holidays can be a joyful, stressful and memorable time all at once. Staying mindful in the moment can help keep the waves of emotions in-check, and even improve your ability to remember the moment. Try these tips to help you stay connected in the moment and make lasting memories.
ONE: NOTICE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL AROUND YOU
Look around and take a moment to notice something beautiful around you. It may be food, decorations, something in nature, even something someone is wearing. By taking the time to notice something beautiful around you (the proverbial "stopping to smell the flowers"), you connect to the quality of the moment and you're likely to feel a sense of optimism or gratitude.
TWO: PRACTICE THE GYAN MUDRA
Gyan Mudra is simple, and it can be practiced anywhere. It is known for inducing a sense of peace and calm. Press your thumb to your forefinger while extending the other 3 fingers, and focus on the sensation of the connection as the parasympathetic nervous system takes over.
THREE: IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR BREATH
This is a quick trick that can be done anywhere, even in the middle of a conversation. Take a deep breath in, enough so that you feel your ribs expand. Try to match the length of your exhale to your inhale. Just taking a moment to hear the sound of your breath can be revitalizing!