Sugar cookies with sprinkles, hot chocolate, egg nog, Christmas trees, shopping, family gatherings, parties…this can be the season filled with a little extra sweetness.
However as practitioners, we know that this can be a difficult, painful season for many people to get through. This season can hold an extra dose of loneliness for those who are struggling.
The holidays might be hard for you too. You might be dealing with your own struggles, plus the added to-do list that comes with the holidays, can just put us over the edge of what we feel like we can handle.
There are a few simple practices that we can do for ourselves during the holidays that can support us to reframe our thinkings, and practice mindful awareness.