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How to Maintain the Holiday Spirit all year long and Thrive

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Dr John OKeefe

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 Act like it is the holidays all year round; treat others as you yourself want to be treated, smile and laugh often, and surround yourself with those positive people who are of a like mind.

 Practice gratitude

Gratitude is everywhere during the holidays.  I mean, Thanksgiving was founded on the idea of giving thanks for the blessings you received in your life.  Why not extend this all year round?  You can start by writing or saying something you are grateful for each morning when you wake up.  Say to yourself, “I am grateful for ________.”  When you practice gratitude, in effect, you are thanking the universe (or higher spirits) for everything that you have.  The more you appreciate what you have, the more will come to you because you aren’t taking things for granted and you aren’t thinking about what you are lacking.  Gratitude gives you abundance.  Being and feeling that abundance makes you happier.  You look for the richness in life! e friends for a pick up game of basketball.  It’s ok to take time for yourself to recharge – whether that is dining on good food or doing something relaxing or hanging out with friends.  Indulge a little every once in awhile throughout the year.

 Stay balanced in life

Over the last few years, it seems the work life balance has gotten out of whack.  There has been more emphasis on work and less emphasis on life.  Holidays are great because you get to take time off and spend it with people you love.  You can keep this going throughout the year by blocking out your time to do the things you love to do.