I’m a huge advocate when it comes to writing in a journal as a way to manage stress and as a way to engage in gratitude. Journaling also forces you to slow down and to concentrate on what you are experiencing.
The year is quickly winding down to the end and it’s a great time to begin to reflect on what you have accomplished, what you have learned, what you are planning to take with you into the New Year and what you are planning to leave behind. But why should you reflect? Is it helpful?
When we hear others talk about the holiday season, there is one common statement among everyone, and that is being busy! Busy with holiday parties, buying gifts, putting up Christmas decorations, and working more hours to afford the holiday buzz. So how do you slow yourself down so you can be mentally in the moment with family and friends?
The holiday season may be joyous occasion for some people, but what is not always talked about is how the holiday season can also be a reminder of previous traumas (emotional, physical, sexual), how it may bring a lot of tension due to family disconnect, or be a reminder of someone or something that you have loss. Sometimes feeling forced to participate in family events is challenging and can bring up a lot of guilt and pain.
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