As I prepare for my flight to Minnesota on Friday I have been thinking about what I want to do, who I want to see, and how I want to celebrate this Christmas. I know in years passed I was “tuned out” where I could be caught checking my phone for a new text or slipped away for a bit to talk with a friend. This left a squeamish feeling in my stomach, really, I do not need to be phoneside during the holidays. I have a grandma nearing her 90’s who I can learn tremendously from, I have cousins who are growing like weeds, and I have parents that I now see about 3x a year. Therefore, my phone can wait, Plain and simple.
On another note I am stoked for the holidays. I am excited to be there with my family and friends. I am looking forward to lots of catch-up, warm coffee talks with my parents, and the sight of snow (yes, can’t believe I typed that). I love hearing about others traditions and how they like to celebrate the holidays. It’s very telling about a family and their take on this time of year.
Whatever you do during the holidays do it in the present. Make a commitment to connect and most of all, enjoy it. Also, be active and let the endorphins combat any extra stress or calories that can creep in this time of year.
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