If you are reading this, you have likely survived the holidays. Congratulations!
The holidays can be hard for some for a number of reasons.
Here are a few:
Seeing family you may or may not enjoy being with
Lack of structure and schedule
Off of work
Tempting food not aligned with your normal eating routine
The added stress of hosting and entertaining
Buying the right gifts
Finally calling out your racist uncle at the family dinner
Sleeping in a bed that is too hard
Sleeping in a bed that is too soft
It can be a lot.
So, I want to share a quick reminder. The holidays can be a pain in the ass but it’s also a time to practice being with yourself and others more lovingly, powerfully, and joyfully. Take a deep breath. Holidays are a time where many of us reflect and regain a sense of hope for the year to come with new promises and new opportunities. Take a moment to yourself and take a deep another breath.
Now the “hangover” from the holidays can be real. Emotionally drained, physically exhausted, spiritually undisciplined. Reentry into “normal” life after the holidays can be a challenge.
Here are a few actions that have helped me get over the holiday hangover in the past that I am going to share with you now.
Stop eating- Walk away from the cookie. Drink more water, go for a walk, return to your normal meal plan as soon as you can.Start slow. Empower a fast.I have found that fasting after an over indulgent holiday season is just the thing to support my reentry back into my routine. It resets my mind and body and has me intentionally choose something (not to eat) over and over. A good practice for taking on anything that may be outside of your comfort zone.
Routine- Get back into one. Go to bed and wake at your set times, eat meals regularly, get back to, start, or schedule some activities that get your body moving. Keep it simple but schedule it, stick to it, and enjoy the structure. Notice some resistance to this, that’s just more of “it”.
Talk- Share it. If you are struggling with getting back into your routine. Talk about it with someone who will listen, love, and support you.
Spirit- Tap in! If you do not meditate, consider taking on this practice in the new year. Start slow, 3 or 5 minutes is a great place to start. Sit quiet, focus on your breathing and just notice your thoughts, body sensations, and any feelings that arise. Once you notice them get back to your breath. Something calming starts to happen with meditation. Embrace it.
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Until then, keep bringing courage and heart into your relationships.