Let’s open up the discussion. The holidays are quickly approaching. For some people, the holidays are a magical time filled with family, love, and togetherness. For others, it’s a reminder of what is missing. And for some, the holidays are a time where you feel love and happiness on top of your grief.
What do you do during these times? Do you put on your holiday clothes and a smile so you can head out to dinner with family and friends? Do you feel guilty if you don’t attend an event because you don’t want to bring others down with your sadness? How about even feel guilt because you’re feeling sad or mad or frustrated at a time when your supposed to be happy and joyous (or guilty because you’re not feeling sad or mad for a moment)?
Along with travel comes many stressors, unpredictable moments, and many things that are simply out of your control. You may be around numerous people for an extended amount of time and not get much “me” time. You might get out of your normal workout, yoga, meditation routine. All of these things can slowly chip away until you’re no longer enjoying yourself at full capacity.