Holiday Guide to Thrive (not just Survive)!
Updated: December 20, 2015
Dearest sparkly you,
The tips I’m going to share with you this week can apply to any time of the year but are most effective when things get super stressful- especially when Jingle Bells, and Bing Crosby sings over credit card cracking, family bickering, and unrealistic expectations, over indulging, Ka Ching Ka Ching and Ring a Ding Ding in the background of life.
• Colette– you mean the Christmakkha holidays? Of course and now we’re heading to the holiday finish line and some of us are going to enter the New Year moaning and complaining, and others cheering or at the very least smiling and relieved.
I don’t know about you but I don’t want to be a moaner when I step into the New Year. So here is a comprehensive list to steer you into the smiling/ cheering lanes and away from the moaning ones.
- Live in 24- hour compartments. Anyone can handle what’s in front of us for one day. Your Now is where everything magical happens and you can have loads of power over your choices now.
- Within the 24 hours. Break it down if you have to and set boundaries around how long you will stay somewhere stressful that you were obliged to go to. Everything has a beginning middle and an end.
- Sort out the emotional garbage and don’t take it to bed with you. Once you are at the end of the time limit, be aware of the emotions you take home with you. If you feel like you’ve brought home more than what you went with- do a quick inventory of your resentment hitchikers and send them packing with love and forgiveness. Ask What would Love do?
- Take nothing personally. I know it’s hard but people are not always their emotional best at this time of year and project all kinds of gunk onto others. Think about the Golden Holiday Tinsel Rule “Gunk unto others as you would have them gunk onto you”.
- Just be aware of your center and “wear the world loosely” as in the song from Frozen – Let it Go!
- 3 magic words. Take a step back and ask yourself “ Is This Mine?” Betcha 80% of the kray kray you’re feeling isn’t even yours.
- The importance of After Care. Yes once you have left said holiday experience give yourself some time to sort out the garbage. Take a daily Himalayan salt bath to clear your energy. Knowing Spirit has your back and this too shall pass act as if you believe that.
- Food should be eaten on a plate and also should have a beginning a middle and an end. If most of it is green don’t worry about the rest of it. Keep it simple. One plate one time. 3 times a day. 2 snacks planned also on a plate.. no not a dinner plate a small plate. Don’t deprive yourself.
- Mindfulness is your greatest skill so use it. Each moment, each breath, consider the power of Spirit that is active within you and in every living thing, and ground yourself by imagining you’re rooted to the earth like a tree. Imagine allowing all the swirling energies running down your trunk and pouring into the earth. Remember all that S**T makes excellent fertilizer.
- Don’t freak out if you’ve barely eaten anything but still managed to gain weight. Likely you’re an empath, a person who feels too much and your body is trying to protect you. Same if you’re confused and fatigued. I’m personally running a 6 weeks online class in January to manage the holiday empathy overload fall out and help you drop all that unwanted emotional and mental weight that might have landed on your butt. (more later)
- Finally give everybody a pass. (forgive them Santa for they know not what they do) Be gentle and loving and kind to yourself first and know a big portion of the population gets nutty butty at this time of year. Forgiveness and setting boundaries are the best gift you can give to yourself and others.
Soon we will all be yet again preparing for a stellar new year filled with hope and Light, and sparkly wishes for a better world. Let’s step over that line together smiling ;)
WE can do it!!
Loads of love to you and yours