How to Enjoy Every Moment of the Holiday Season

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Real Estate Agent with Buyer's Edge Company Inc
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Family, Friends, Food, Drinks & Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

it's a recipe for sensory & stomach overload

 

We are social beings, hard-wired to interact with other people.

dancing couple

The extrovert loves parties with bright lights, loud conversation and plenty to eat and drink. The introvert prefers an intimate dinner party with a few friends, candlelight and excellent food. And since many of us are in the middle of the introvert/extrovert spectrum, it's important to have a holiday plan. If we prepare for the uptick in social gatherings we are less likely to be overwhelmed and exhausted by the time January rolls around.

 

So how do we enjoy every moment of the holiday season?

 

Spend time outdoors. Check out a local outdoor holiday light display. One of the best in the Washington D.C. area is at Brookside Gardens in Silver Spring. You can spend hours outside chatting with friends and family and enjoying the sights!

Go for a hike. In the Washington D.C. area, people hike next to the Potomac River on the Billy Goat Trail. This trail offers spectacular views of Great Falls and the Potomac River. It's hard to believe there's so much natural beauty just a few miles from Georgetown in D.C.  

 

If you still have holiday shopping to do, go to local shops where you walk outside from store to store. Just a week ago, I did this in downtown Bethesda Maryland.  

Turn off the television and sit by an open fire. This is such a great way to spend time with family and friends. No television advertisements telling you what you "need" to be happy. When you sit outside by an open fire, it seems to center your mind. 

Wherever You Go, There You Are

Finally, read the book Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn. The author gives simple advice on how to enjoy the moment. The secret to enjoying every moment is to be in every moment. 


 

 

"Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour but this hour."

Walt Whitman

"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this." 

Henry David Thoreau

 

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Victoria Henderson is Vice President & Associate Broker with Buyer's Edge, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Realtor in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. Victoria is a certified Military Relocation Professional 

 

 

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Gita Bantwal
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I love your post. Thank you for sharing.

Dec 14, 2016 01:56 PM #1
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Frank Rubi
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Great post on enjoying the moment. My advise if you can is to turn off the phone. 

Dec 14, 2016 01:57 PM #2
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Victoria Ray Henderson
Buyer's Edge Company Inc - Bethesda, MD
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Thank you Frank Rubi and that is good advice, turn off the phone and the television:)

Have a great week

Dec 14, 2016 02:03 PM #3
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Victoria Ray Henderson
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Thank you Gita Bantwal I appreciate you reading my blog. Have a wonderful holiday season!

Dec 14, 2016 02:10 PM #4
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William Feela
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Lock me in a fish house for the weekend and leave me alone and I would be one happy dude!

Dec 14, 2016 02:12 PM #5
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Victoria Ray Henderson
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Ha! Funny William Feela I guess living in Minnesota you have the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors lakeside. Sounds really nice.

Enjoy your week and have a blessed holiday season!

Dec 15, 2016 09:09 AM #6
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Great advice for enjoying the holidays,  We can't let it consume us!

Dec 21, 2016 05:15 AM #7
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Thank you Santa Sharon Tara for stopping by our blog:)

Dec 21, 2016 05:18 AM #8
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