Top 10 tips for Tranquility during the upcOMing Holly Daze

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I’m writing to encourage tranquility during the upcOMing holly daze! Here are my top 10 tips for basking in being despite the hustle of the season:

1. Savor a bed day. (How to on p. 86-87 of Tranquilista)

2. Let go of expectations and bask in the moment.

3. Accept others for who they are. Remember, the only person we can change is ourselves. Oui, even Aunt Bessie.

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5. Dial in for inspiration. Over 200 episodes of tranquility available for free via the Tranquility du Jour podcast on iTunes. Check out the new iPhone app, too.

6. Get moving: yoga, walking, biking, hiking, snow shoeing, skiing, ice skating.

7. Do-good: reach out to another being in need. Hold a door for someone, volunteer at a soup kitchen, do a canned food drive, collect toiletries for a homeless shelter, adopt an animal, sponsor a rescued farm animal.

8. Sit in quiet meditation.

9. Savor a hot bath. Nothing calms my mind, warms my body, or nurtures my spirit quite like a soak in the tub topped with soothing bath products.

10. Curl up with a good book. A few of my favorites will soon be noted in the sidebar of my blog, Tranquility du Jour.

What are *your* favorite tranquility tips during this season?

May your launch of the holly daze be filled with tranquility. You are beautiful. Namaste.