How are you feeling?
Even though it’s supposed to be the happiest time of the year, it’s OK if you’re not. It’s a weird time, and we’ve all been through a lot the past couple of years – and it’s not always easy to “turn on” the merriment and cheer.
While it’s important to do what you can to stay positive by practicing gratitude and looking on the bright side, it’s also important to allow yourself to feel all you’re feeling — instead of ignoring or shoving your emotions aside.
So between baking cookies and wrapping presents, give yourself some ‘ME’ time to do a little self-check-in this holiday season. Even a 10-minute walk in nature or 15-minute free write in your journal will be so beneficial.
Ask yourself …
How am I sleeping these days?
What’s the first thing that’s on my mind when I wake up?
What am I craving in life right now?
What would I like to experience in 2022?
As we get ready to say goodbye to another year, be intentional about unpacking any emotions weighing you down. Then, try to shift your focus to the joy and goodness that’s surrounding you. Tap into your inner child and sing out loud, throw snowballs, kiss under the mistletoe, and enjoy the magic surrounding the season.
The holidays can be a hard time of year, and this year will be no exception, so do your best to be kind, patient, and loving to yourself. And of course to others, too.
We’re all going through a lot — and we’re in this life together.
Thank you for welcoming me into your inbox and life. I’m grateful for you.
Wishing you a holiday season filled with love, laughter, peace, and joy!
Quote I’m appreciating:
“You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.” — Maya Angelou