The Gift of Presence

The Gift of Presence

The Holiday season can be… Expensive. From travel to gifts, it’s easy for December to put a big dent in your bank account. And that added stress doesn’t exactly help when we’re focused on spending quality time with our loved ones. So, when financial worries start to kick in, know that you aren’t alone and that Heights Finance is always there to help provide peace of mind.

In fact, one of the most popular uses for our personal loans is paying off the endless barrage of holiday expenses we all face during the season. Instead of racking up high-interest credit card debt with variable rates, visit Heights for a fixed rate loan. That way, you can take the sting out of large holiday purchases one month at a time. Not only does it give you more flexibility in scheduling payments, but also takes the immediate stress off your shoulders.

Even if you don’t need extra cash to get through the Holidays, we’ve got a few tips to help you stay present amongst all the stresses of the season.

1. Breathe

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious, take a moment to yourself and just breathe. Start by taking three to five deep breaths, counting “one-one thousand” on the breath in and “two-one thousand” on the way out, etc… This will help center and ground you in the present moment. And it’s a great way to remind yourself that everything is going to be OK.

2. Take 10 Minutes to Yourself

Carve out time in your schedule to collect your thoughts. You could meditate, draw, write in a journal or even take a quick walk. Whatever you do, the purpose of these 10 minutes is to help you focus and reorient yourself. When you have some quiet time every day, you have space to reflect on what really matters to you – like your friends and family. 

3. Practice Gratitude 

Being grateful, even the smallest things, like your morning cup of coffee, has great benefits. Not only does it boost your mood, but also helps to reframe the day and give yourself a new perspective on the challenges ahead.

By doing these easy things, you can make the holidays less stressful and appreciate time with your loved ones all the more. It’s called the Holiday Blues for a reason. So, if you’re feeling down, don’t fret. Know that we all experience the craziness of year end emotions. At the end of the day, Heights is here if you ever need us. Our friendly team members can walk you through the process of applying for a loan and answer any questions you might have.