Be kind to yourself:
1) self kindness; you matter! Remember yourself at the holidays
2) mindfulness; focus on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts and by sensations.
3) Common humanity; helping others and reconnect with people.
4) Sleep! Our bodies need more sleep in times of stress and grief.
IT’S ALL CONNECTED: we see that not only our thoughts, feelings, and the body, and behavior connected, they are influenced by the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of our past.
Our present thoughts also influence our future behavior. Once we understand this, we can break into the cycle of thoughts, feelings, body, and behavior and make a change. Look for connections between your thoughts, feelings, body, and behavior in your everyday experiences. Observe how your thoughts influence your present...
T - Talk Talk Talk; friends, support system and therapist.
E - Exercise. Any physical movement; walking, gym, jogging, yoga, etc..
A - Artistic expression.
R - Recording emotions such as journaling and poems.
S - Sobbing. Set aside time to cry with others and alone.
The holiday season should be enjoyable so take a moment and read this article!
We didn't write this article but we suggest you read this article by Jean Marie Bauhaus
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