Mindful Self-Compassion is a wonderful remedy for holiday blues. Not all of us are chomping at the bit to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or any of the other festivals of light. Loss of a loved one, family discord, illness, or financial worries are just a few factors that can interfere with feeling jolly. As your senses are bombarded with the sights of colorful holiday lights, the sounds of nonstop holiday tunes, the overabundance of sweet, sugary treats and the bustling around you, can you pause and take a moment to bring warm-hearted attention to yourself? Let the swirl of the holiday’s frenetic energy bypass you as you hold steady to the groundedness of one breath following upon the next. Remember too, the holiday is just another day, and it too shall pass.
Happy Holidays! May you participate in experiences that bring meaning and joy and help light up your life!