Here we are in the thick of the holiday season. How are you doing? Are you remembering to breathe, and take some time for yourself? I know, these can sound like platitudes, but it is vitally important that you take time to nurture yourself. At this time of year, it is so easy to get caught up in giving everything we’ve got to others, leaving us exhausted, drained, and with little time to enjoy what really matters—our family and friends.
It is easier to be generous to others when we are not running on empty. Allow yourself the time to do what feeds your soul—make a cup of tea, sit with a favorite book, spend time with a friend, two-legged or four-legged. Give yourself a few extra minutes at feeding time to bask in the company of your horses. I find that there is nothing that grounds me more than sitting in my barn, listening to my horses munching on their hay. Their contentment washes over me, and I am at peace.
Here’s wishing you all a truly joyous holiday season, and the best to you in 2012!