Holiday’s are here! To support the cause of avoiding ditching healthy me-time, play-time, and we-time we’re dishing eighteen tips to be remarkably resilient.
RAINY DAYS MAKES WAY FOR INDOOR PLAY
Who said it has to be sunny to move and shake over the holiday? Holidays aren’t an every day thing so be inventive. Turn up the music, look at your furniture with beginners mind, and let the laughter begin!
If being indoors makes you want to eat more check this out to undo that mode of operation.
WORK MAY BE FAMILY TIME
Maybe its siblings or perhaps a foe but seeing that person an opportunity to put on your bravest coat of grace. Put on their shoes for a moment to empathize they have relationship demons just like everyone else.
FLYING SOLO IS OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH
We get it. Not everyone has a party or people to share the holiday with. See this as an ultimate reward to unleashing your creative side. Get messy with a medium (pencil, paint, clay…) to express yourself.
THERE’S A TIME FOR EVERYTHING
Maybe this weekend isn’t turning out the way you hoped. Fear not! The art of mental persuasion is just one thought away. Reverse that negative emotion by turning to the positive aspect.
DUCKING FROM ACTIVITIES TO AVOID ASKING OR ANSWERING THAT QUESTION
Conversations typically start with a question. One tip for the moment someone digs into a personal topic, ask them a question in return. Two examples:
“Great question! I’m curious why you would like to know?”
“Thank you for asking. Are you open to sharing with me about your experience with…(return the same scenario to hear the depth of sharing they are vulnerable enough to share).”
Both sets a tone for the level of comfort and trust that may be conveyed.
PAUSE BEFORE ACTUALLY POPPING A PILL OR BINGING ALCHOL
The world of marketing or peer pressure makes that decision easy to turn to a numbing tactic for a means to calm down or loosen up. We encourage using STOP:
- Stop what you’re doing
- Take a few deep breaths
- Observe: body sensations, emotions feeling, mental association with your surroundings
- Proceed cautiously and intentionally
post picture courtesy @tangojuliette