While remembering our needs can be difficult during the holiday season, it can also be what helps us stay centered.
Buying gifts, preparing food, and even coming together with family during the Christmas season often brings up feelings of stress and overwhelm. As we try to please everyone around us, it’s easy to forget about what matters to us.
When the world around us becomes hectic and other people demand things from us, we can ground ourselves by recalling our needs.
When we acknowledge and act on our individual needs, we can stay in touch with ourselves. This is important because connecting with ourselves is a prerequisite for being in connection with others. Only then can such a connection bring us real joy.
I’d love to hear how it works for you as you navigate the holiday stress. Please feel free to reach out.