The leaves are falling, the temperatures are dropping, the days are getting shorter, and here we are again – heading into the holiday season.
Ideally, the holidays would be a time where we go inward, slow down, and spend our time reflecting and doing less. However, the reality for most of us is quite the opposite.
Does this scenario sound more like your holiday season?
Increased time spent with family and at social gatherings, traveling, shopping, decorating, cooking/baking, attending school programs & parties, and the list goes on…
Yeah. Me too.
As we crank up that knob of adrenaline and activity, it can not only cause us to become dysregulated, but it also increases our chances of being around other dysregulated people.
And if you have the tendency to be empathic (read last week’s LoveLetter to determine if you’re an empath!), then being around people who do not have good internal boundaries, means that you end up taking on their energy and their emotions.
But here’s the kicker – you were probably already dysregulated long before the holiday season hit.
Why? Well, if you’re like most of the clients I work with, your betrayal trauma has caused your nervous system to already be hyper-vigilant (trauma – the gift that keeps on giving). On top of that, we’re still in a global pandemic which has had everybody’s nervous systems cranked up for almost 2 years now.
Congratulations – your new side hustle is regulating your own nervous system!
Beauties – I am here with you. Over these next couple of months, I will be releasing weekly tips in The LoveLetter that will help you take care of your precious selves during the hectic pace of the holiday season.
In the meantime, I’d like to share with you one of my favorite meditations to do when I’m feeling triggered, anxious or overwhelmed. It’s called Five Senses Meditation, and it’s a short and simple process of connecting with each of your senses in order to reconnect you with your body and the present moment.
And if you are ready to take your self-care to the next level, I have just a few spots left in my 6-month Beauty After Betrayal™ private coaching program.
After all, the gift of reclaiming your life, your healing, and the return to YOU is the greatest gift you could ever give yourself.