Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…with the holiday season upon us, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about the hustle and bustle or in other words, holiday stress. There are parties to attend, trees to be trimmed and of course all that shopping! But how do we juggle it and maintain a smile on our face…and find a way to enjoy the actual meaning of the season? Here are a few tips…

Take care of your body: although it is important to take care of our bodies all year round, it is especially important when we are stressed. Make it a point to drink plenty of water and get a few extra hours of sleep when possible. I am a big fan of vitamins and there are lots of great options available that will help support our immune systems during times of stress.

Set boundaries and know your limits: this time of year can inflame emotions, especially past hurts or challenges with family and friends. If you find yourself feeling obligated or resentful, you need to re-evaluate. If you aren’t doing something with an attitude of gratitude, then you need to ask yourself why. Don’t over commit yourself with obligations that don’t bring you joy.

Be kind: the holiday season is supposed to be magical and part of what makes it magical comes from the way we treat each other. Life is full of adversities and there are people struggling every day, which can be even more difficult during the holiday season. We can make a difference just by showing a little more kindness to each other.

Remember there is perfection in the imperfections: I get the need to be perfect, but sometimes good enough, needs to be good enough. And sometimes when we let go of the need to control the outcome, the outcome is far better than we had planned. Remember there is perfection in the imperfections.

As you move about the following week, I hope you will take the opportunity to apply these simple thoughts into your holiday season. Let’s make it a great week!


“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” - Roy L. Smith

“Home is where the heart is.” - Pliny the Elder

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.” - Audrey Hepburn

“The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world's busy life and become more interested in people than in things.” - Thomas S. Monson

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” - Cesare Pavese

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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