The holiday season is always a time full of love and warmth. However, it can also be a stressful and overwhelming period, with the parties, gifts, dinners, and travel that come with it. You might feel tempted to put your wellness on hold and indulge in alcohol, unhealthy food, staying up late, and letting go of routines and rituals that enhance your wellbeing. We are here to invite you to prioritize your wellness this holiday season. Supporting your mind, body, and spirit with emotional resilience will not only help you remain calm and at peace but also enjoy the festivities to the fullest. In this blog post, we’ll share some practical tips and tools to help you secure emotional resilience and feel your best through the holiday season.
The first step in navigating the holiday season with emotional resilience is to make a commitment to yourself. Decide what your wellness priorities are and make a plan to incorporate them into your daily routine. For instance, if morning meditation, yoga, or journaling helps you start the day on a positive note, make time for it before jumping into the holiday rush. Set your intentions, visualize yourself living your best life, and affirm your self-worth.
Stability and predictability are essential for emotional resilience. Even if your schedule is busier than usually, take care to keep your routines and rituals as much as possible. Mindfully apply your skincare AM and PM, exercise regularly, eat healthy foods, and take your supplements. Keep your home environment calming and sacred.
It can be challenging to say no to invitations, socializing, or family gatherings that aren’t aligned with your values, beliefs, or wellbeing. Remember, you have the right to prioritize your self-care. If you feel something doesn't flow naturally, let it go. Create healthy boundaries with those around you, allowing for quality time to rejuvenate, which will promote a sense of calmness.
Mindfulness is an excellent tool for coping with stress and anxiety. Take some time each day for meditation, deep breathing exercises, or mindful movement. Practice being fully present and aware of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations, without judgment or attachment. Be mindful when you spend quality time with your loved ones and savor all the moments you find joy in.
The conversations you have with others can have a significant impact on your mental wellbeing. Choose your conversations wisely. Ask yourself if the words you are speaking are in service of the highest good of yourself and others. Prioritize choosing spiritually uplifting conversation topics that energize you. Refrain from engaging in gossiping, conflict, or negative talk.
The holiday season can be overwhelming and stressful if we don't prioritize our wellbeing. Securing emotional resilience is essential to sustain our mental, emotional, and physical health through the holiday seasons. Start preparing and committing to your wellness plan before the season begins, maintain your daily routines and rituals, set healthy boundaries, practice mindfulness, and choose uplifting conversations. Remember to take breaks, pause before burnout, and create new traditions that serve you. You are the designer of your own life, and you have the power to shape your experience. Happy Holidays!