Does your imagination create a picture of a White Christmas or Christmas Vacation?
We all have that Aunt, the crazy cousin, the relative that brings the fruitcake that no one
eats, but she is determined to keep certain traditions alive.
That particular relative that brings the fruitcake would be me, and here is the recipe for
I make it because my Mom did, it was a tradition of hers, and now it is a tradition of
mine, even if I am the only one eating it!
Which brings us to ~
Aging with Style During the Holidays.
1.Keep the traditions alive that mean the most to you.
Aging with Style is not just appearance, it is living your life with traditions and a deliberate
mindset that defines who you are and what you represent to yourself and others.
I would rather be remembered as the Lady that brought the fruitcake, than dismissed as
the woman who had no clear cut direction of what her life meant to her.
2. Keep a sense of wonderment in your heart.
It is the Holidays, so muster up those youthful feelings of wonder over the
smallest of details.
Practice on having an awareness of the activities around you, and step out of your comfort
zone to embrace the child within you.
3. Find joy in the small details.
A joyful heart spreads goodness and love, makes your heart healthier and your mind too.
Find the joy in those mundane tasks of shopping in a crowded mall, standing in line to mail
a package, chopping celery, sifting flour, wrapping presents.
4. Make the Holidays your Holiday
This is your Holiday too, beginning first with Thanksgiving and right on through Christmas.
Define what it is that makes the Holidays special for you.
Be good to you, so you can be good to others.
Is it listening to Christmas music, drinking peppermint coffee, reading A Christmas Carol,
staying up late, decorating, going to bed early and snuggling up with a good book.
5. Create Space and Time of Tranquility For Yourself
Let's face it, the Holidays are wonderful and stressful all in one breath.
It is important to create a space and time where you are able to decompress.
A spot where you can step away from all of the fuss.
Tranquility can be a walk, run, yoga, napping, reading.
You know what you need, make time for it.
6. Dress Yourself
Whatever your style is, make it happen, and if you make one splurge invest in a black
dress, or black slacks.
A simple cut dress like this one has endless possibilities.
When we spend the time to take care of our appearance, we send the message to
ourselves and others that we matter.
A woman with self-confidence, who is put together, Ages with style-no matter her age.
7. Be Grateful
As we age, our Holidays are different than they used to be, perhaps the way we had
envisioned them to be, is not even a reality.
Acknowledge this and then accept life as it is and move forward, embracing the goodness
that does exist.
We must get adequate rest to recharge our minds, bodies and souls.
Be certain to break up the necessary tasks and not wait until the last few days to cram
You will be left feeling exhausted and we know that we must look refreshed in our photos!
The Sleep Foundation recommends that ages 18-64 get 7- 9 hours of rest and
64 plus get 7-8.
If you'd like more information on sleep just click on the pink link.
Did you know that smiling releases endorphins, lowers stress and anxiety, strengthens your
immune system and is contagious.
A smile tames anger, provides hope and instills confidence.
A smile is indeed worth a thousand words.
10. If you can't something nice, then don't say anything at all
Tis the season to spread goodwill and cheer, if you find yourself feeling cynical,
cranky or just plain outspoken, stop.
You will be glad that you did and so will those around you.
Enjoy....a little Christmas music...
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Have a lovely weekend, my dears!
Please Join Me~
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