Christmas Countdown Day 14

Have you ever walked into a little mom and pop store and been captivated not by what is in it but in the way it made you feel?  Perhaps they have soft lighting, candles, and the friendliness of the staff?

Often we are awakened by scents and tones in a room.  Likewise, our home should be the same.  During the Christmas season, there are many options that we can use to help make our home friendly, warm, and inviting.  If you have different candle scents, you can light a different one periodically depending on the mood you are trying to create.  There are pine scented candles to give the scent of a Christmas tree or a cookie scent to give the scent of cookies baking in the oven.  Whatever your scent preference is, light a candle and enjoy the calm of the flickering flame.

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Christmas Countdown Day 10 Listen to Christmas Music

We live in such a stressful world where everything is a rush and on demand.  The boss needs the work done yesterday, the kids need your time,  the school needs cookies, projects, your time, your husband needs you to be ready for the all important dinner with his boss and the list of demands on your time become compromised. You get to the point of just wanting to scream!  Take a moment on your drive to work, the store or if you are a stay at home mom and turn up the Christmas music, sing along if you want to, no one is listening! You will be amazed at how your entire body slows down as you hear soothing and familiar music .  There is a reason why in hospitals they have music therapy, it brings your respirations, heart rate and blood pressure down.  So crank up the Christmas music and destress daily!

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Merry Christmas!