It's OK to Stop Overwhelming Holiday Traditions

Posted On Dec 11, 2023 |

This article is a gentle reminder that it's okay to step back from traditions that no longer serve you, and to give yourself the gift of self-care.

As we approach the holiday season, I want to take a moment to acknowledge the strength and resilience within each of you. Healing after abuse is a journey that requires courage, self-compassion, and a commitment to prioritizing your well-being. This newsletter is a gentle reminder that it's okay to step back from traditions that no longer serve you, and to give yourself the gift of self-care.

Embracing Change

Traditions can bring warmth and joy, but they can also become sources of stress and sadness, especially for those healing from abuse. This holiday season, give yourself permission to reevaluate and redefine what brings you comfort and happiness. If certain traditions leave you feeling burned out or overwhelmed, it's okay to let them go or adapt them to better suit your current needs.

Prioritizing Yourself

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the season, remember that your well-being is a priority. Take the time to check in with yourself regularly. If you find that a particular event or gathering is causing distress, it's absolutely okay to say no. Your healing journey is unique, and it's important to honour your own pace and boundaries. The Gift of Time for Yourself

The Gift of Time for Yourself

This holiday season, give yourself the gift of time and self-care. Whether it's a quiet evening with a book, a leisurely walk, or a soothing bath, find moments to recharge and nurture your spirit. Remember that self-care is not selfish; it is a crucial aspect of your healing journey.

Creating New Traditions

If old traditions no longer bring you joy, take this opportunity to create new ones that align with your current state of healing. Surround yourself with supportive and understanding individuals who respect your boundaries and encourage your growth. The holidays can be an opportunity for renewal and the forging of positive, empowering experiences.

Connection and Support

You are not alone on this journey. Reach out to friends, family, or support groups that understand and respect your healing process. Share your thoughts and feelings with those you trust, and allow yourself to receive the support and love you deserve.

As you navigate this holiday season, know that you are deserving of peace, joy, and healing. It's okay to let go of traditions that no longer serve you and to prioritize your own well-being. Your journey is unique, and you have the strength within you to shape a holiday season that aligns with your healing and growth.

Healing is all about shifting and the holidays are a great time to create a season filled with love, understanding, and moments of self-discovery on your terms.

Women thriving after abuse and rocking the holidays video - One of the greatest challenges during the holidays is being around family or friends who are asking a ton of questions! It can feel awkward and uncomfortable. So, how do you shut down the questions gracefully and set boundaries around what you are prepared to talk about. In this video, I give tips that will help you create strong boundaries, breathing, and how you have the power of removing yourself.

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Would love to hear your thoughts and how you're planning to shift during the holiday season.

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