Creating a Slower Holiday Season

By Leo Babauta

We’re in the midst of the holiday season, and with that can come a lot of abundance:

It’s a beautiful season, but it can be a lot!

In this article, I’m going to share some thoughts on creating a slower holiday season.

Imagine a season of reflection and slowing down. A season of connecting with others but also finding solitude. A season of festivities but also quiet. A season where you increase your resilience instead of burning out.

That’s what we’re looking at here!

Slowing Down the Excess

Often the holidays are a season of eating more, drinking more, shopping and spending more. People tend to gain weight during the holiday season, and gain debt as well.

This kind of excess has a big toll on our systems — it adds to our already high stress load. Getting really full from holiday gatherings, drinking too much — it adds to our exhaustion.

What if it didn’t have to be this way?

Consider the following possibilities:

These ideas all add up to less excess and less stress. They add to your overall resilience.

The Season of Slowing Down

Letting go of excess adds to our overall resilience. But what if we could use this beautiful season to slow down even more?

For many, this is a season of darker and colder days, which can affect our mood if we feel down about that.

But it can also be an incredible time of slowing down.

Consider these ideas:

Enjoy the quietude of this season. It’s quite delicious.

Going Deeper into Slowing Down

In 2024, I’m leading my Fearless Mastery coaching and mastermind program even deeper, as a 9-month program to create what truly matters to you.

The theme of Fearless Mastery 2024 is “Slowing Down: Deepening Into Structure & Meticulousness.”

We’re going to be exploring slowing down:

If this feels like an exploration that would be meaningful to you … and if you have something you want to create for yourself in 2024 that is worth getting supported for … come talk to me.

Explore 2024 and apply today.