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HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - We are all about seeing the beauty in the everyday here at HSFT, it's our Golden Rule. And while we love this time of year, as fall gives way to holidays and family and celebrations, it can also get a little stressful. We're spending, eating and drinking more than usual, we travel to be with loved ones or open our homes. The hustle and bustle can dilute our "thankfulness" pretty quickly.
So in honor of our mantra, Have Some Fun Today, let's remember to take this first holiday of the season with a sense of mindfulness. Let's really try to "Give Thanks" and appreciate the good and the FUN. We can HSFT our way through the turkey and the stuffing and the cranberry sangria. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Did you know that focused and concentrated breathing can calm you down, remove physical stress from the body and lower your heart rate? Our physical and emotional well being is directly tied to our breath. Try this. Count on your inhale and try to make your exhale the same count. And when the turkey still isn't ready after six hours in the oven and the green bean casserole is burned, just keep breathing.
2) Move Your Body
Your gonna have the pumpkin pie at Aunt Sally's and maybe even try the pecan pie, too. It's tradition! But don't let exercise go by the wayside just because it's the holidays. It keeps you strong and gives you stamina for hosting 28 people in your house for Thanksgiving. And keeps you fitting into that adorbs leather skirt you got on sale.
3) Make Time For Good Friends
Sometimes our holidays are filled with obligations. Not that we don't love seeing cousin Bill every year at the Thanksgiving table. But there's also the go-to posse people that make you laugh, accept you exactly as you are, and always have your back. Sometimes those are friends. Make it a point to connect with them and enjoy a little of the holiday free from obligation. Friendsgiving is real, you should have one.
4) Life hacks. Use them.
We strive to be perfect sometimes in the most unrealistic of ways, especially at the holidays. But there is often a much easier and/or quicker way to do it. No, you do not have to make the piecrust from scratch, there is pre-made. No, you don't have to adorn everyone's place setting with gilded acorns that you're frantically searching for in the yard the night before. And yes, it's okay if you order the honey baked ham because no one in your family really likes the turkey anyway. Something has to give sometimes, just be okay with it. Roll with it. And see tip #1.
5) Let It Go
You know that annoying Disney song about the Ice Princess? Sing it at the top of your lungs every time you wanna freak out, like when you forgot to get the right bread crumbs for you grandmother's stuffing recipe and your cousin's weird boyfriend won't stop talking about his spiritual awakening into the fifth dimension during dinner. Remember, it's just the holidays. And the cold never bothered you anyway...
6) Treat Yo' Self
Do not underestimate the power of the "To me, From me" gift. You deserve a little something, too. (Have you seen our new cashmere HSFT beanie?!) You're generous and kind to those all you love. Be thankful for you!
7) Eat, Drink and Be HSFT
We like to say "Life is what you make it, so make it FUN" at HSFT. And it's true. It's the holidays, so be joyful! Be grateful for all you have. Smile. Put on something that sparkles and makes you feel good and leaves a little room for pumpkin pie. (Our HSFT luxe tees pair nicely with sequins) Clink your glass. Revel in traditions with those you love. And HAVE SOME FUN TODAY. Once today is gone, it's never coming back, so live it with some zest and zing. And give that Thanks until your heart is full...
Written and contributed by HSFT writer and blogger Rebecca J Doubek
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At HAVE SOME FUN TODAY, we are all about catching the vibe of something new. Changing, growing, climbing the mountain of life and being open to what the universe brings — thats all part of how we HSFT.
HSFT is constantly growing and changing, too. New designs, new products, like our soon-to-drop cashmere beanie hat! We like to follow inspiration and evolve. When we entertain new thoughts, express creativity and change, we open the door to new possibility.
Life Lessons From an Acorn
Last minute invite to to London for the weekend? Yes! A new job in New York City? Yes! Take a chance and say yes to new possibilities; that’s the nutshell of the HSFT philosophy. An acorn holds a single seed and when it falls to the ground, it has the power to become a tree. That’s some serious possibility. What do we have the power to do when we let go?
Let’s Get Deep Over a Falling Leaf
Leaves begin to fall, air is cool and crisp, and autumn is the perfect time for self-reflection. What’s happening outside directly correlates to us inside, even if we don’t know it. It’s a time to let go and move inward. Just like all those leaves taking flight to land on the ground below.
The earth around us is prepping for winter and storing energy for new growth in spring. If we took a cue from Mother Nature and looked at our lives like that, we would be amazed at what change could do. As the season slows down and gives pause to winter, we too can catch a breath and reflect on what’s next. All that from fall foliage.
So Now What?
Okay, so leaves are piling up and it’s getting colder. Got it. So what’s that got to do with change?
Cultivate being more reflective and prepping for the shift inside and outside. Journal some goals, clean out a closet, purge your space, like the tree letting go of its leaves. Giving ourselves space, making room for change, and reflecting can be powerful. There is truly no limit to what you can do when you just let go. Letting go creates the energy for what’s next and what’s new.
Light Up Your Life
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY was founded on the very principles of honoring life, taking a chance and living life to the fullest. Yeah, we make fabulous t-shirts, chic accessories, and fabulous gifts, (Like our candles, which are 30% off this weekend with code LIGHTENUP, expires 10/30/17) but what we’re really selling is a philosophy and way of life that we hope spreads like wildfire. Live. Love. Wear. Share. It’s way more than t-shirts. Peace, love and acorns.
Written by HSFT writer and blogger Rebecca Doubek