Hello Precious Ones!
This time of the year, most of my life-coaching is centered around stress from Hallothanksmas (the period between Thanksgiving and the Holidays). Yes, it has got it's own urban dictionary mention.
Circumstances, priorities & meaning of the holiday season changes all the time from the ebb and flow of routine living. New additions to the family via either birth, marriage, loss through divorce, travel or death, health concerns, children's activities or changing preferences, job loss or career changes, diverse living arrangements, emptying nest or retirement. These bring along with it a need to change the usual way we celebrate.
Four simple tips I give my clients have helped. Hope they help you have a Happy You & Yours.
The holidays seem extra overwhelming because it is a focussed time of applying the skills we need all year through. Prioritizing, setting boundaries, financial budgeting, saying no assertively, knowing your limits, self-esteem and applying strategies from your tool kit for when they are needed.
We only have so much time, energy and money. Happy Holidays calls for managing them mindfully without guilt (feeling like you did something wrong) and shame (feeling YOU are wrong or bad at the core).
Self care is not selfish. It is key to everyone having a quality festive time. You have a choice. Choose Happi!
The author is an Anxiety & Toxic Manipulation Recovery Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Reiki Master, and Self Healing Expert. She got fed up of being pushed around and bullied and started to educated herself to swim confidently with sharks. An expert on the topic, she now negotiates uncharted territory confidently and is thrilled to share her knowledge with others.