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  • Writer's pictureBrian Buckle

A Balanced Holiday Season

Updated: Oct 27, 2022

As the year comes to an end, let’s make this holiday season the most balanced ever. Keeping the number 11 in mind this season will remind you to, 1.) Stay even and

balanced, 2.) Focus on the ‘1’ to ‘1’ relationships, 3.) Take care of who and what is number ‘1’ for you.

  • Be present in each moment to the one person or action you are engaged with. Give all of your attention and care to that moment. Nothing else is more important than right now.

  • Be present to your needs. The moment you feel tired, upset, overwhelmed, and stressed, take a personal “time out” and ask for what you need. Maybe it’s quite time, some help, a hug, or some ‘one on one’ time with a loved one.

  • Upset about something someone said or did? Bring balance back by asking yourself, “What meaning did I make up about it?” Then, “Is it true?” Then, “Do I absolutely know that this is true?” Finally, “Who would I be without this thought?”

  • Manage your time. Define the most important things in your life and plan the rest of your schedule around them. Who are the most important people for you to spend time with? What do you need today to be sure you are taking care of yourself and staying healthy? Protect those times like gold. They will rejuvenate you and you’ll reduce stress by knowing that you are taking care of what is most important to you.

  • Rest, Exercise and Breathe: Breathe deeply throughout the day. You’ll know you are breathing deeply when your stomach pushes out on your in-breath. Exercise regularly. Exercise may be the best stress reliever. Even 10 to 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise will work. You don’t even have to break a sweat. Get adequate rest each night. You’ll know it’s enough if you wake rested and refreshed.

Holidays are a time for connecting, loving, serving, praying and caring. Blessing on your holiday season.

Yours in Health,

Dr. Rick

Dr. Rick Schlussel is a Chiropractor and Applied Kinesiologist providing preventive health care, treatment for pain and injuries, holistic health assessments and a variety of natural therapies. He can be reached at Presence Wellness Center and Spa at 530-889-0388 or by email at

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