Wow, we have arrived. It feels like the holidays came after 723 months of 2020. Does it feel that way on your end too? I hope as we have arrived to the holidays you are able to spend a bit of time catching your breath. Most people have found this year has challenged their relationships in different ways and as we wrap up the year, it can be valuable to take some time to reflect on what has taken place for you and how you are feeling as 2020 comes to a close. For those of you finding the holidays more challenging, I hope you’re able to take some time to reconnect with yourself and decide how you want to move into 2021. While the hope, for most, is that they can enter into the new year with their relationships intact, please know that if that isn’t the case, that is okay too. Sometimes trying times show us that a different path may be healthier for us and learning to listen can be one of the scariest but most liberating things we can do for ourselves and our loved ones. Whatever the holidays bring, I hope you are able to stop and reflect on this year and the fact that you have made it this far. We often forget that the most important relationship in our life is our relationship with ourselves and the importance of stopping and asking ourselves how we are actually doing and what we need to move forward in a kind and supportive way. If we all learned to listen to ourselves and the needs we have, it would improve and benefit all areas of our lives, especially our relationships. So, as we head into the holidays, ask yourself how you are going to factor yourself into your own schedule and be sure to act on it. Creating space for yourself to matter will make it easier for you to connect to the important people in your life. Wishing you and your loved ones a healthy and safe holiday season. If you’re looking for support, don’t hesitate to reach out. Looking forward to connecting more in 2021!
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