Ways to increase your peace during the festive season

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Ways to increase your peace during the festive season

Hey Forte crew!
As the silly season is in officially full swing and Christmas fast approaches I want to have a quick look at creating peace because this time of year can get a lil crazy… Hello random angry, rude people at shopping centre car parks, gah!
I read a great quote once that has always stuck with me from Brian Tracy. He says “set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organise you life around it”. It’s brilliant advice because it’s so true; there are things we can do on purpose to help bring peace into our lives when it (or we) are being a hot mess!
So here are three ways to increase your peace during the festive season.
Do your most daunting task first up.
Get it out of the way so you don’t have anxious feelings about it throughout the day. Go and quickly buy that persons pressie or run that errand you’ve been avoiding. I know it can be hard, but I promise the pay off of peace during your day is worth it.
Don’t worry about what others are thinking.
We all know comparison is the thief of joy, but I would say that being obsessively concerned with others opinions will destroy your peace just as much. Let it go and do your thing. Don’t want to go to every Xmas event? Then don’t. Need to say no to something at work because you’ve already got too much on? Then do it! What’s that saying? “Those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter”. Prioritise who is important and be ok with not being able to be everything to everyone.
List three things you’re grateful for.
An attitude of gratitude will help bring peace where you feel disorder as you choose to focus on the good whilst you deal with the craziness of Christmas. Feeling overwhelmed with the amount of shopping still to do? Try sitting and thinking about the parents out there who can’t afford Christmas lunch let alone presents for their kids. It will help hopefully shift your thinking a little from it feeling like a chore, and more into a privilege.
So please, don’t be afraid to slow down and prioritise your peace this time of year guys, we are at our best for others when we ourselves are feeling at our best <3 All my love, Kim xx Follow Kim's blog @thishotmessau