By Natalie Wagner - December 24, 2018
Chances are, last week had you giving a lot of your attention and energy to others. It’s a beautiful gift to share ourselves with those we love, but it is also important to be present for ourselves if we truly want to enjoy all that the holiday season has to offer.
Take the next few minutes to do just that. Breathe into this moment - a moment you’ve created. Allow yourself to feel present and grateful now, knowing that before you even blink, a new year will arrive.
Use this meditation to help you savor the magic of this moment, right here, and enjoy what’s left of this fleeting holiday season.
Until next year,
By Natalie Wagner - December 17, 2018
It’s the week before the most expensive holiday of the year, and if you’re anything like me, the pressure to pull it all together is threatening your sanity!
It is easy to be influenced by the mass messaging around us. But focusing on what is truly important to you is the key to being present this holiday season.
Fortunately, you have your holiday vision, and you’ve been taking time throughout the season to revisit it. This week, it’s time to reassess your holiday financials and focus. Where are you in relation to your original intentions? How have things shifted, and where might it make sense to adjust? How will you be present over the next week so you can make your intentions your reality?
Settle in and use this meditation to help ground you amidst all the excitement and pressures of the holidays. Just for this moment, give yourself the gift of your own attention.
By Natalie Wagner - December 10, 2018
With so much to do and so much happening around us, it can be easy to lose focus on what matters most to us. So for today, let go of the tension and to-do lists, and make a little space for your intentions.
By Natalie Wagner - December 3, 2018
1. What are your “shoulds”?
Our “shoulds” tend to cause a great deal of pressure during the holidays. They can be thoughts like, “I ‘should’ serve 10 holiday side dishes, like my mother did,” or, “I ‘should’ buy my children elaborate gifts, like their friends’ parents do.”
Whatever they look like for you, “shoulds” exist in everybody’s mind. But “shoulds” are disconnected from our genuine values and authentic vision. Because they are so often invisible to us, getting out from underneath them can be challenging. Take time this week to dig deep into your “shoulds” by noticing when you feel external pressure to do something a certain way. Allow this exploration to empower your connection to your true self and relieve holiday pressure.
2. Reconnect with your values
The busy-ness of everyday life and the internal and external stories we carry with us muddle our connection with our values. In this meditation, you will reconnect with what is important to you in order to keep your intentions and behaviors aligned with your values.
3. Revisit your vision and align your holiday money with it
Take a moment to connect intimately with the vision you created last week. Using this vision as a guide, it’s time to see if you’re on track. Check in on your holiday spending plan and assess if you need to adjust anything to keep you on the path to holiday satisfaction.
4. Assess your timeline
Getting into a time crunch puts unnecessary stress on our intentions and our finances. Be careful to avoid this stress by intentionally managing your time along with your money.
5. Relax and enjoy!
Settling into the pleasure of this special season is part of what brings you gratification. Take comfort in the fact that you are creating and living your intentions. Use the above meditation to relax and create some space for connecting with the here and now. Breathe, and enjoy the beautiful life you’re living!
By Natalie Wagner - November 23, 2018
The holidays are here, and this season can really do a number on us – emotionally and financially. To help you cultivate balance and ease with your money this season, use these holiday meditations to tap into and align with your essential self and your finances.
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