I want to wish you a Happy Holiday Season. I am so grateful for you being in my life at all levels. Whether you are a client or a reader of my blogs to help you aide in your personal growth. I love that there is a growing community of people wanting to be the best version of them selves. I have learned so much about myself through mentoring and writing my blogs. I feel so fortunate that I am able to do what I love while grow my awareness around my own life. Thank you for being in my life. Now here is a gift to you on how to keep your sanity during the holiday season.
The tools that you learn in my personal retreats help you create a stress free environment not only during the holidays but in your everyday life as well. The major stress creator is when our inner child gets triggered and we are unable to sit with the feelings around it. When were not able to sit with the feelings our ego mind comes in and takes action to make the feelings go away. The problem with this is that the ego doesn’t actually fix the problem it makes the problem worse.
Let’s take a holiday situation and see what I’m talking about. You are with your family enjoying the day and one family member makes a comment about something you did that bothered them. If you can explore the feelings that are coming up for you and not act out of them through the ego mind, the situation usually diffuses. It’s only when your ego mind starts to defend your behavior or turning it back on them that the fire with the situation really gets going. So just saying to that person “that’s an interesting way to see things.” Then you say nothing more and go about your day.
Maybe go into another room and let your ego know that that is not the way you see things as well and then sit a bit with your feelings of maybe anger, hurt or what ever they are.
The holiday season is always a time of great pleasure and a time of distress. Keep an eye out for your reactions to situations because it will be a wonderful time of important learning if you don’t let your ego mind run wild.