Hello all you SFC Followers!
Smart Fit Chicks would like to take this opportunity to say Merry Christmas to all of you. We hope you are surrounding yourselves with family and friends and enjoying the company of those around you. We would also like to thank all of you who have supported us during the past six months. We are so grateful for all the love and support we have received.
We know the holidays can be a challenging time to maintain the healthy habits you’ve created. Rather than giving you a list of ten tips to get through the holidays, we’d like to focus on one really important one. This tip can help you maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit throughout the holidays. What we’re talking about is MINDFULNESS.
Being mindful means really being present in the moment, whatever that moment may be. It means experiencing the moment with all your senses- what do you hear, smell, feel, see, and taste?
Unwrapping gifts? Pay attention to the colors of the wrapping paper and how it feels on your fingers, and pay attention the people around you who wait in anticipation. Watching others unwrap gifts? Really be present in that moment- watch the expressions on the faces of people opening gifts as well as those watching. Eating Christmas dinner? Pay close attention to the smell and taste of the food. Try chewing each bite 25 times before swallowing. How does the taste change as you continue to chew? How does the food smell? Think about the preparation that went into making the food.
What other ideas do you have for being mindful this holiday season??? Let us know what you think!
Happy Holidays, and we look forward to starting the New Year with you all!