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How to Handle the Holiday Holdover


Here we are in that weird stretch of time between the holidays and New Year's where anything goes

 

-- Pajamas at 3 pm? Sure!

 

-- Pizza for breakfast? Why not!

 

-- 16 hour Netflix marathon? Sign me up!

 

-- Half-dead fire hazard in your living room? Obviously!

 

Read on for some tips to find ease during these in-between times.

 

 

I N S P I R E

 

"Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible"

- Mandy Hale

 

 

 R E F L E C T

 

Wouldn't it be so amazing if we could actually get on board with this?!


If we could enjoy 'here' without rushing to 'there'?


It's so hard though!


Our nature is to rush through now, so we can get to that elusive there - effectively skipping over here and all that it has to offer.


I feel this big time right now.


Trying to skip forward so I can achieve the things that will make me happy, satisfied, and at ease in my skin.


Only it doesn't work like that.


'There' becomes your new 'here', and you're back to square one.


This in-between is sometimes called a Liminal Space; you're on the brink of something new, but not quite there yet.

 

One tip to help ease the challenge of being in-between?


Get comfortable with discomfort.Practice embracing it, rather than tightening the grip of resistance to it. 

 


✨ T H R I V E

 

Try:


-- Journal to get some distance from (and a new perspective on) your thoughts


-- Sitting in quiet with no distractions for a few minutes each day (this has been a Game Changer for me)


-- Welcome in the discomfort with curiosity rather than pushing it away "Oh, discomfort, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, grief, boredom is here. Isn't that interesting."


-- Come back to yourself and to this moment with a single deep breath


Practice accepting and appreciating 'here' for all it has to offer, and watch the trajectory of your life change.

 

 

 R E L A T E D P O S T S

 

Why You Should Choose Discomfort: Discomfort is the pre-requisite to lasting change

 

The Key to Finally Starting a Journaling Practice: Absolutely one of the best things I do for my mental health

 

19 Truths from a 3 Day Silent Retreat: There is great beauty in silence

 

 

With all the love,

Carolyn

xo

 

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