The holidays are a beautiful and fun time of the year; they can yield family time, Christmas trees, and Holiday Music. But they can also yield food fears, overwhelm, and grief. Below I put together my 9-1-1 emergency Holiday tool list that you can use whenever it all feels too much. Whether you are consumed with fear and anxiety over what is on the table, overwhelmed with family, or feeling grief and sadness this Holiday season these tools can help bring you back to the present moment and honor the intention of your Holiday season.
Connecting back to the present moment with these mindfulness tips will allow you to disconnect from racing thoughts and To Do lists which will allow you to be more present.
When we use a grounding tool like what is discussed this blog post you can self soothe and calm your mind and your body when being frazzled and fearful kick in.
Mind is racing with worry and food fears? Take a moment to read this and look around the room use what you see to pull you out of your thoughts.
Already know your triggers? Already have a pretty good idea that the Holidays will difficult for you? Then write a compassionate letter to yourself for encouragement and kindness.
Making a small list of what you are grateful for can help your brain focus on those things that went well today not on everything that went wrong. Focusing on the positive can have an immensely important impact on our filter we are seeing life through.
This is just a quick emergency guide to the Holiday if you need it. Remember throughout the fears, worries, and stressed YOU ARE ENOUGH. YOU ARE WORTHY.
Hello! Welcome to my Blog on self care . I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Yoga Teacher.