Monday Mantra | Pursue Joy

Happy Monday! I hope this last Monday before the holiday is a happy one for you! Today's Monday Mantra is, Pursue joy.

Although it’s a role that you likely take on throughout the year, the holiday season has a way of bringing out a heightened state of martyrdom in most. With all of the demands you place on yourself during this season of giving, you often neglect giving yourself what you need or want the most. You put yourself in anxiety inducing environments searching for the best deals with hundreds of other shoppers. You give up sleep, staying awake into the wee hours of the night wrapping gifts, and you spend time with people you don’t like, all while doing things you don’t want to do. Rather than taking on the role of a being a martyr- a role that may be as familiar to you as the back of your hand- take the time to pursue what brings YOU joy this holiday season. In giving yourself this permission to pursue your own joy, you might just find that the holiday season can be a relaxing, magical time filled with pure happiness, just like when you were a kid.

What will bring joy to your life this holiday season?