4 Steps to a Stress Free Holiday Season

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It’s November, and for most folks that signals a call to holiday preparations!

Here they come…Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, and I’m sure there are others…are you ready?  Me neither!  I need to do some plotting and planning to make things go smoothly, and I bet you do, too.

I find all the responsibilities overwhelming, so I decided to design a course that would help the average person navigate the holidays with a bit less stress than usual.
Over the next four weeks we will work together to find ways to relieve stress and put the “happy” back into the holidays.

Each Monday I’ll post an exercise for you to work on.  If you spend some time thinking and working through the steps, I believe you’ll gain some good insights into how to enjoy your winter holidays (instead of being buried under an avalanche of work and stress!)

I designed this as a coaching class, so if you aren’t getting the answers/ insights you need while working on this alone, please call me!  If you are stuck, just let me know, and we can work through this together!

What you will need:

  1. pen and paper (I use a journal)
  2. relaxation tools
  3. a few hours per week

Ready to get started?!

Step #1

Please describe things as clearly as possible.  Include details, scenarios, the feelings that come up, etc.

Tell me about your winter holidays:

Favorite memories or traditions?

What works for you and what doesn’t?  Why?

What about the holidays is weighing on your mind?

Once you’ve written everything out to your satisfaction, write something positive like “I’m going to figure this out!”

Now I want you to go do something relaxing, and congratulate yourself on starting the process of thinking about problems and solutions.  Give yourself a few days to mull this over in your head, and write down any ideas that pop up.  We can use them next week!

Thanks and have a great week!

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