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Top 10 Christmas Quotes to Lighten Up Your Day

Top 10 Christmas Quotes to Lighten Up Your Day

What is Christmas actually? Is it just about the grand Christmas presents that everybody waits for throughout the year or is it about the wonderfully lit up homes and finely decked up Christmas trees? What about the special Christmas deals and offers and of course the Christmas party celebration with family & friends over fun & frolic? Well, Christmas is about all such things and much more. Christmas means homecoming to family and friends.

It means getting an inch closer to near and dear ones to show that you love them, to show that you care for them. Christmas also means reaching out to help people, taking stands as savior where needed and being abundant in mercy – just like Jesus did. In simple words, Christmas implies filling up the life with little joys and putting an effort to make the world & society around a better place to live in.

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There are several Christmas quotes that will help you to have a better view on the actual spirit of Christmas.

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    It’s a state of mind

    Mary Chase & Calvin Coolidge were right when they said Christmas is a “state of mind”. Yes, the spirit of Christmas is not just confined to one single date- in fact, if you understand the true value or meaning of Christmas, you will be able to enjoy the feel anyday & anytime.

    The true meaning of Christmas lies in assuring peace and goodwill, the very reason for which God sent his one and only son to the land of sufferings to show us the light of a better world. So, if we can have this in us to stop fighting and practice goodwill, every day would be as grand as a Christmas celebration.

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    Christmas is all about love and spreading love

    It was God’s love for the mankind that made him send his beloved Son to the world of sufferings. Thus, Christmas means extending our helping hand to the people we love, it means doing a “little something extra” for those we care about.

    Dale Evans had rightly said that Christmas signifies “love in action” and whenever we do something good for people, whenever we love them or care for them, it’s Christmas. By sending his own son to us, God wanted us to understand that when it comes to greater good, we should always come forward with whatever we have- even if it means sacrificing something or somebody who is the dearest to us.

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    It’s a feeling

    Yes, Christmas is a feeling which comes spontaneously when someone is willing to bring little joys in others’ lives to make the world around a better place to live in . It’s not something which is dependent on just Christmas trees or Christmas discounts or lit-up homes in December. As Roy Smith had said- a person who doesn’t have the spirit of Christmas in his heart, won’t ever find it under a mere tree.

    So, enjoy a merry Christmas and make sure to make it merrier for all those around you.

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    Last Updated on December 9, 2019

    5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

    5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

    Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

    Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

    Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

    1. Get Rationally Optimistic

    Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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    This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

    In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

    The result: no more mental stress.

    2. Unplug

    Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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    How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

    It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

    Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

    3. Easy on the Caffeine

    Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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    Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

    4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

    That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

    How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

    • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
    • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
    • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

    While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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    5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

    This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

    The result: mental stress will be gone!

    So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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