The holidays are upon us, and your time is precious. As much as I love blogging, I know that time is scarce as everyone prepares for festivities. Zip through these 5 quick holiday tips put together for us by the brilliant bloggers at virginpulse.com . If you would like all 12 tips, here is the downloadable pdf, which is their gift to you to share with your friends, family, and coworkers.
Give a little
We don’t ever give money to people begging on the streets of Portland, but we do give them meal vouchers available at http://sistersoftheroad.org/programs/cafe/ or restaurant gift cards in small amounts. It tends to weed out the truly needy versus the opportunists…there is nothing like someone asking for help who turns down an chance at a warm meal.
We just moved this summer, and recently we decided to have a progressive 10 minutes per condo appetizer party. People who had lived in this building for years didn’t know their nextdoor neighbors, and you know you’ve made an impact when a teenager remarked, “I didn’t know we had such cool neighbors!”
Reach out and say hello!
Share the Love
If you’ve been putting off calling Great Aunt Marge for months now, please call her. It will make her day!
Give up the gadgets
Try throwing a party and invite your guests to leave their cell phones in a basket by the door. Face to face communication is becoming a lost art.
I watched a family at the Christmas tree lot across the street wait as their tree was being put on top of their car. The mom was staring at her phone, the dad was staring at his phone, and the kids were looking up at the parents expectantly. Is this a special holiday moment? It sure could be!
Walk this way
Move! I think my run in the morning is more to clear my head and get me warm more than any official cardiovascular benefits. Today I could only squeeze in 27 minutes, but my brain will be grateful all day.
Happiest Holidays to one and all, and I can’t wait for 2015 and all the fun stuff I have planned for my Just Muscles community!