December can be a crazy time of year. Lots of loose ends to tie up before finishing work, shopping, planning and at times, a certain degree of expectation from those around us.
I also think it’s important to remember that the Holidays are different for everyone. For some it’s a wonderfully joyous time of year, for others it’s nothing special and for some, it’s a sad time of year. However you feel about the festive season, that’s ok. It’s easy to feel pressured by others to feel something we don’t – so be true to yourself and how you feel this Christmas.
Here are a few tips to feel less overwhelmed this month:
- Take time to feel centered amongst the chaos – my free meditation that can be downloaded here may help!
- Write a page in your journal when you start to feel stressed & overwhelmed. More on Journaling here. How do you feel right now? What needs to change? What small step right now can you take to feel less overwhelmed?
- Move your body! This can be an exercise class, a run, a walk or a hike Just get moving, and preferably in nature for an extra hit of calm and perspective.