I hope you’re finding a LOT of peace and ease these days especially with the holidays approaching. Here in the U.S., we have Thanksgiving SOON and that can always bring up some sticky, heightened drama, high anxiety, and a lot of other negative emotions and experiences. Not exactly what you want to experience during the holidays. This should be a time to celebrate life and be present with your family, right? Well, it doesn’t always go that way.
Check out this FB Live I did recently where I share 3 key shifts that will help you have a better holiday experience.
If you want the cliff notes version here it is: (but there are a lot of great questions and some gems in the video, check it out if you have time.)
With these heightened emotions and lots of expectations, we can feel personally injured during the holidays. We tend to ‘should’ all over people. They ‘should’ want to be here. My Mom ‘should’ be more organized. My sister in law ‘should’ have told me in advance. Etc. Etc.
I had a major adjustment to our Thanksgiving plans just 2 days ago. And through that experience, I realized I had to use all my personal growth tools to help me out of it. Here’s what I came up with.
#1. Don’t take anything personally and don’t let any negative stories about yourself or others spiral out of control.
#2. Release your unreasonable expectations around what the holidays should look like and the MEANING you choose to place on them.
#3. Have radical acceptance for what IS showing up.
It’s not the circumstance that brings you stress it’s your thoughts that the circumstances should be different then they are.
Most importantly what we really need to do is come from a place of love. Love all those around us. And show up as our best selves. When you allow all this in, you’ll be present, you’ll be more patient and you’ll find a lot more joy.
For practical ways how you can do this watch this video training. I have a lot to share on the ‘meaning’ we chose to place on things and how we can change the meaning.
You are ridiculously in charge of your inner peace. You are ridiculously in charge of your emotional well being. You are ridiculously in charge of your holidays. Take charge now.
Keep your eye out for my first ever Black Friday sale for your soul. 🙂
Grateful for you!