Christmas Stress Magnified
In addition to our own stress, during the holiday season we may become more acutely aware of the struggles that others are facing. This can add to our personal stress and deplete already compromised energy supplies. Our low energy makes it easy to slide into negative thoughts and feelings.
At first glance it may seem uncaring to focus on shifting to a higher state of consciousness when so many are suffering so much. But we may ask, ‘how does it serve another to feel downtrodden, sad, and angry or grief stricken in response to the difficulties in our own or others’ lives? We can best only help ourselves and others if we function from a position of health, strength and calmness.
So while we do what we can in terms of donations of time, money or service to those in need, we also need to take notice of our mental and emotional states. It is easy to become caught in emotional loops that may unconsciously make us feel we are participating, caring or helping. It takes clarity, effective practices and awareness to maintain an inner state of strength, peace, happiness and hope.
Christmas Stress and Self Care
So this holiday season make sure to keep yourself on your list of priorities! Take time for you in whatever way makes you feel relaxed, happy and nurtured!
If you click on the Category box–in the blank space–you will get a drop down menu—scroll down to podcasts and you will find a seven minute deep relaxation/guided meditation as well as several quick tips for keeping your energy strong throughout the holidays as well as all year long!