The holidays are here & it can be a very difficult time for many who are healing from a toxic, abusive relationship. I know it was a rough ride for me
The holidays are here and it can be a very difficult time for many who are healing from a toxic, abusive relationship. I know it was a rough ride for me. But you can take control and move away from the "expectations" and "shoulds" associated with the holiday season
Release the Expectations & Holiday a New Way
The expectations of how you should feel or what you should be doing during the holidays can feel overwhelming and draining. Release the expectations and allow yourself the freedom and space to imagine how you can holiday in a new way that makes you happy. Embrace the holidays in a new way.
It can be very emotional when it's your first Christmas without your kids or a partner. For your healing and emotional wellbeing, get out and discover new ways to connect. Volunteer, attend the local community dinner, find a meet-up group, or take yourself out for a day at the spa or on the ski slopes. Be with people and connect. It will feel fantastic and who knows could lead to new friendships.
Time to Explore
The holiday season is filled with down time away from work or school. Fill it with exploration, discovery, and creation! Unleash your curious child - imagine the possibilities.
Wants, Needs, & Desires
Connect with your wants, needs, and desires. They are the stepping stones on your healing path. What do you want in your life? What do you need? What do you desire? Be creative and brave and include the ones that scare you or feel impossible. Be bold - this is about you and your future.
The holidays are here and you can do them in a new way that inspires you and creates your life, your way.
I invite you to watch a video I recorded on this very topic - It's Okay to Say No to Christmas
To your gentle, self-loving holiday season, Susan xo