We all know the right thing to do, as we have taught our students. If you are uncomfortable, then change the radio channel—no need to stay when it is time to go. Keep reading as I have attached the “How to Survive the Holiday” as a gift from me to you!
Family holiday gatherings are not the place or time of year to discuss politics, family mistakes, or past hurts. Remember the acronym W.A.I.T ( why am I talking?). A short term word can cause a long-term disaster—no need to give up one’s happiness in the seeking of being right. You are a grown-up now. Give up the old stories about who you were as a child.
Our thinking and feelings are not friends at this time of year. It is not impossible to navigate this storm of emotions with a pause. It is easier than one thinks. God, source, the universe is in the pause.
I am with you in this area and have learned these lessons the hard way. I don’t think there is one time when I was blowing up my life that I didn’t know I was blowing up my life while I was doing it. No need to rationalize or justify and instead practice self-forgiveness.
Christmas is just one day out of the year. Be kind to yourself and those near you.
I have a gift for you, and it is the ultimate checklist on “How to Survive the Holiday”.
I desire that each of us do more than survive and find peace and joy.