At times, considering what is and what is not healthy can be a bit of a downer if it’s typically a source of stress for you.

Saying no to a piece of frosted cake is not an easy decision for everyone on a regular day. But now that we’re in the holiday season, saying no to cake can be a real undesirable choice.

Around the holiday season, you want to be in a joyous mood. You want to smile and laugh and you want to be given things that you will enjoy.

Because being healthy is a struggle for many, making healthy choices can be a wet blanket for this time of the year.

The easiest solution, I’ve found, is to make comfort foods with the healthiest ingredients that you can find. Then, you won’t have to feel as guilty when you indulge.

At a party, it’s almost impossible to have control over what ends up on the catered table. In this case, if it’s really weighing on you to have some cake, then go ahead and have it. Sometimes, what’s healthier for our mind is not exactly what is healthy for our body. But, I think feeding our craving is a way to keep peace within ourselves.

A word of advice, don’t get used to giving in like that. If you have a reason why you are avoiding too much cake, strive to be stronger as you hold your beliefs. Being strong is a characteristic that will serve you in all matters of your life.

Unhealthy habits don’t just involve food. Sometimes, the holiday season brings around people you dont normally hang out with. Those people may bring habits that you don’t normally indulge in.

It’s up to you to be strong, or give in.

At times – and keep this in mind – the only way an action is “good or bad ” is dependent on how you see it.

That means, you can feel guilty about doing something that doesnt really matter. The guilt is only on your heart. You have the power to enjoy something out of the ordinary as long as you are in control over the effect that is has on your mind.

Sometimes we have been conditioned all throughout our lives to feel that something is bad to do, even if it is inherently a neutral activity.

An example of that would be “sleeping in”. Those who have grown up with older parents are used to feeling guilty for sleeping past 9am. Even though you may need the sleep, it may weigh on your conscience if you wake up after the sun.

Things like that depend on whether or not the conditioning you have been exposed to still have a major influence on your psyche.

To be truly free is to stay true to how you feel about something without worrying about how someone else attempts to make you feel about it.

Another way to become free, is to avoid feeling guilty. Go ahead and wake up earlier than you like to if that’s what it will take to free yourself from unhealthy guilt in your mind.

Don’t worry about if a choice is “healthy” or not. Instead, choose the choice that makes you feel the most free.

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