Holiday Survival Kit
Do you enjoy this time of year?
I love the holidays. However, everyone does not feel that way about the holidays. Some individuals are depressed or anxious during the holidays. They are missing loved ones that have passed, they live far from family or friends, they have sad memories of past holidays, and/or they are alone. The holidays can be tough for them.
For other individuals, they get swept up in the activities and to do list. The holidays become overwhelming, or the expectations seem impossible to overcome. The holidays can add extra stress and work. It is so easy to caught up in the commercialism of the holidays.
The holidays are magical for me. I love giving gifts to others. I will spend days and/or weeks looking for the perfect gift. I have always enjoyed shopping for others. The magic happens when the receiver is surprised and excited about the gift that they received. It is a bonus if you can find something that they have not even thought of, but love. The truth is that I can go over the top during the holidays with decorating, planning, and giving. I believe some of it comes from the fact that my birthday is a few days after Christmas, and it has not consistently been a great experience for me. I have turned to squeezing as much joy as I can from the holidays.
Some individuals and/or families have created amazing traditions for their holidays. These types of activities really bring in the spice of the holidays. The added touch of traditions can really enhance your experience.
Some cool traditions include:
- Creating an advent calendar for the family
- Writing an annual family recap for the holiday cards
- Driving around for the holiday lights with hot chocolate
- Receiving new pj’s for the holiday
- Participating in a cookie exchange
- Caroling in your neighborhood
- Watching your favorite holiday movies or reading a seasonal book
- Lighting a candle to remember the past
- Supporting a charity or food drive
It is important that you honor your healing process during the holidays. Give yourself the opportunity to breathe and stop to enjoy the magic. Spend your time with the activities and people that bring you the most joy. Do not be afraid to turn down invitations that do provide you with loving support. Make the holidays about you and your needs. Honor yourself more.
If you could use connection, community, or company this holiday season, check out our event calendar and join us for a holiday event (or two).
Written by Vialet Rayne, Magical Creator of Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
Vialet has been on a healing path her whole life. She has been called a spiritual guardian that is strongly connected and highly intuitive. A teacher, coach, healer, and spiritual leader that dreams of a peaceful and harmonious world.
Her mission is to provide individuals with the tools and resources to discover their own healing powers within themselves so they may empower their own lives. Vialet's spiritual journey has provided her with everyday life rituals, experiences, and spiritual wisdom that allow her to overcome difficult situations and to create a life that she has always dreamed of.
Vialet wants everyone to discover their spiritual gifts in the tools and rituals that will improve their lives and the lives of their families. Find out more about her here.
Vialet Rayne of Discover Your Spiritual Gifts created an inclusive and welcoming spiritual center and metaphysical store in historical downtown Littleton, Colorado. Discover Your Spiritual Gifts is a haven for those seeking and teaching spirituality. This sacred sanctuary and loving community exist to heighten our individual and collective consciousness while unearthing and sharing each individual's inner gifts.
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