We have been thinking back to previous Christmas times and some of the common themes we hear from clients at this time or year. Many are anxious about the holiday season because of family reunions and the potential for arguments and tension.
There was a survey just before Christmas last year claiming that families argue for an average of 7 hours over Christmas and the first argument will be early on Christmas Day, 9.55am to be precise!
We know that the media is full of advice about how to make the holiday season enjoyable each year and we’re adding our voices to that deafening choir, but hopefully you will find ours brief, easy to remember and easy to implement.
Ban the words BLAME and FAULT from your home, vocabulary and consciousness.
It’s not worth your being RIGHT if others feel diminished, worthless or stupid because in your eyes they are WRONG.
If any thought, comment or situation makes you feel anxious or angry – ask “Am I making too much of this?” and the answer will almost always be – “Most probably!”
Remember to take care of yourself over the holiday by taking a few minutes each day to breathe deeply, relax and have good thoughts either dreaming of desires or focusing on things for which you feel grateful or BOTH.
If you are a Tapper – The emotions around any unpleasantness can easily and quickly be calmed. Try tapping on the nail bed of your fingers with your thumb if you are with others and don’t want to draw attention to yourself.
May we wish all our clients and friends a very, very happy and peaceful Christmas and an inspirational, abundant and fulfilling New Year!
Jocelyn and Kristina at Trance-Formed