The holidays can bring up so many different emotions. It seems like we experience a full range of emotions, even if we aren't consciously aware of them!
As much as we might love to celebrate the holidays we can't deny the stressors that occur in our bodies as a result.
When we join together with family, we quickly realize that our families are excellent personal growth meters to see how far we've come!!
Deep programs tend to get triggered and not so nice behaviors can seep their way in through the stress and expectations of the holiday season.
If you feel yourself getting caught up in the stress and old programming and you are about to react in a not so loving way, take a moment to excuse yourself (or do it right there in that moment) and follow the steps below:
1. Take A Deep Breath Honestly, it seems so easy and yet it is so powerful! Stop what you are doing and simply breathe! Take a moment before you react from those old tricky programs to first BREATHE…
2. Feel Your Heart While breathing connect to your heart center (I like to place my right hand over my heart and sometimes when my inner child is acting up or feeling hurt I will also place my left hand over my belly). Feel yourself finding your center, feel your feet on the ground, feel yourself very grounded and centered with an open, loving heart…
3. Ask Yourself How You Would Like To Respond Think before you speak! Be brave and choose to respond from a new place, a place of love, honor and respect... We don't have to solve all of our families problems when gathered together on Christmas so simply shift back to love (I'm speaking to the part in you that feels called to "fix" everyone!!).
4. Shift To Gratitude We all have so much to be grateful for… Count your blessings and gift yourself the gift of gratitude. Be grateful you are gathered with people you love, that you have food on your table and a roof over your head. So give that loved one, or yourself a hug and say how much you appreciate them instead!
I’d love to know if this works for you!!
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