If your life is anything like mine, everybody is hounding you to “get something done for me” before the holiday break. Then there is the unfinished gift shopping. Stress, stress, stress and more stress.
“Hold it! Enough. Celebrate the holidays rather than dread them.”
Peppermint – Elixir of the Gods
You think I’m kidding, don’t you? Peppermint has amazing healing properties. It’s an anti-inflammatory, invigorates and can help with digestion. I use peppermint oil along with lemon oil to refresh my house in winter.
While oils are well and good, nothing gives you that peppermint pep like actually digesting peppermint. For a mood boost, try:
Candy Canes and other Hard Candies
Peppermint Brownies (I use peppermint extract. If you like using peppermint oil, please make sure it is the edible kind!)
Not everyone is into Mint. Here are some other options to help you kindle that holiday cheer:
Our old friend – Baileys
Fruit Cake (Not my thing)
Pick your holiday cheer. Savor it and forget the stressful stuff. Focus instead on the good things in your life. These are the things you’ll carry into the new year.