For those, like me, who are empaths or highly sensitive, these last few weeks have probably been extremely challenging. And, now the holiday season is upon us. While lots of fun, the holidays can also cause us stress, anxiety and even sadness.
Let’s all just stop right now and take a big, deep, cleansing breath.
Close your eyes, no, wait, open them and look at this picture, then close your eyes and imagine yourself somewhere that you can be completely at ease and relaxed.
As we head into winter, with darkness coming earlier each night, and the busy holiday season, let’s all make a commitment to ourselves. Let’s commit to taking exquisite care of ourselves. We do this for our loved ones, but sometimes we forget how important it is to do the same for ourselves. Let’s promise to take time each day, even if just for a moment, to think of our happy place, breathe deeply, and honor ourselves.
Yoga, meditation, reading a good book, taking a nice long relaxing bath and enjoying a cup of herbal tea are some of my favorite self-care rituals. I just recently rediscovered my old hobby of crocheting, and that, too, is something I find calming and relaxing.
I’d love to hear about your favorite self-care practices and how you plan to honor the commitment to yourself as we head into the holidays. Leave a comment below!
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