“Deck our halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la, la la la la. The end is near this makes us JOLLY, fa la la la la, la la la la.” The end is here! Well – not quite… we do have a week of classes and finals yet, but the end is almost here.
As the semester-end is drawing near, some helpful hints for us to review so we are sure to pass that final project or test and enjoy the season:
- Do something nice for someone. It is amazing how a little act of kindness can positively impact you, make your heart grow three sizes, and have an incredible domino effect on others.
- Stretch your limbs and soul. This might involve a yoga session or walking or … (you insert the verb). Don’t sit at your desk all day and all night. Your brain and body need movement to stay sharp!
- While you are up out of that chair, do something different. Bake, paint, draw, color, build… find an activity out of your norm to nourish your normal craft. Creativity sparks creativity!
- Turn on the tunes. Dr. V. and her sister were just talking about the holiday season with lists to-do galore and how it can be overwhelming, but turn on some tunes and it can all seem – well, just better somehow.
- Once you have exhausted your creativity on projects, find some friends and have fun. All work and no play will leave us with an empty passion tank. Find time to refuel with friends and fun.
- No doubt the eventful days will leave us hungry so be sure to stock up on the good stuff. Goodies are good, but fruit and veggies are even better. Easier said than done so do enjoy some of it all in moderation. (We’re hoping to take our own advice…moderation!) Oh – and don’t forget to hydrate with water. That is so important maybe it deserves its own paragraph?!
- At the end of the day, say goodnight and get your Zzzzzzzz. Sleep is a key-player in the wellness game so don’t forget it. It is so easy to skimp on sleep – believe us, we know! It isn’t going to help the project get completed any better with an all-nighter. Move sleep up on the list, and watch the efficiency and effectiveness of tasks grow.
With that last one, it seems appropriate that we sign off and take a little rest. You too!
Stay Calm & Lead On!