Engaging With Life: Mindfulness In December
December is the season of festivities and celebrations. It is the occasion when you can increase your bond with family and loved ones. With the coming of the Christmas season, all of us like to time with our near and dear ones. The snowy weather and colourful decorations all around bring in an aura of beauty and delight. But beneath all the lights and colours, sometimes family gatherings turn into conflict and tensions. In situations like these, it is important to bring in mindfulness to your behaviour and interactions. Engaging with life and Mindfulness builds a positive attitude towards things and people.
Listed below are some ways in which you can inculcate mindfulness in December to have a peaceful Christmas:
Pay Attention To Others’ Opinion
The best way to understand people and bond with them is to be attentive to what they say. Once you start understanding their thoughts and opinions, you can know them better. For this purpose, you need to be a patient and good listener. When you are open and curious in conversations there is mindfulness that is effortlessly created. You need not always agree or disagree with their opinions, but respecting their viewpoint is important. Be frank with your own opinions at the same time and put them forward in a calm way. In any conversation, you must try to understand the opinion of others first rather than judging them straightaway. By this, the other person feels valued and respected.
Handle Your Emotions With Care
December is a festive month that brings with it a plethora of emotions. Be it happiness, celebration, warmth, bitterness, frustration and so on. People are mostly full of excitement and happiness during this season. But there may be some too who are grieving at the loss of a dear one. While you are busy in celebrations someone else might be drowned in memories too. You must be mindful about the people around you. If you find someone in pain or distress give them the much-needed help and support. Never get too engrossed in your world that you start neglecting people’s emotions. Be mindful and make space for all the emotions in your life. Do your part in spreading joy and hope this Christmas season.
Expect Less, Accept More
Christmas promotes the ideals of happiness and celebrations all around. Do your best to make the most of it, but be mindful of your expectations. You can never expect the things and situations to turn out the way you want. So, it is advisable to be more acceptable when it comes to the expectations from Christmas too.
See The Positive Side Of Things
It is not easy to deal with ugly situations and ugly relatives. This Christmas make it a point to form a different perspective and see the goodness in everything. No matter how bad situations or people are to you, there shall be a positive side in all of them. It is up to you how you choose to deal with them. Try to change the way you look at them and see the difference it makes in your life.
As you engage in mindfulness in December, the festive season will get more special and fun-filled one.