Written by Alison Dunlop
This time of year, and the festive season, brings such an energy of excitement and anticipation. Especially with end of year social events and impending Christmas celebrations. In fact, my head is whirling around just thinking about it!
However, the hype of the festive season celebrations is known to activate family, and or workplace tensions, especially when alcohol is in the mix.
So, how does one survive Christmas and stay energetically balanced?
The first step is to look after yourself physically. Keep up with your regular exercise routine and make it a habit to connect in with the outdoors daily.
Being outdoors keeps you grounded, and this in turn helps to keep stress levels under control. Grounding can be as simple as standing in the backyard barefoot for a few minutes.
Secondly, be aware of other’s energies around you. Use your intuition here. If practical, steer clear of people with bad vibes.
If you can’t, there is a couple of techniques you can try. First one involves simply imagine flicking those bad vibes away. Another technique I use with my clients, is to create a barrier to those energies by imagining you have an armour around you, or a brick wall in front of you, to deflect unwanted energies.
So, what do you do if you find yourself in a heated or stressful situation?
Step back for a few moments, take a few deep breaths, and place the palm of one hand on your forehead.
This cool little move activates stress release points and helps with clear thinking. It will allow you to think clearly before making your next move.
On the party front, remember to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Be gentle on yourself, enjoy, but of course be careful of over-indulging.
The festive season is meant to be a fun time of year so make it enjoyable and share the good vibes.
Keep things in perspective and always keep your thoughts and actions positive.
Enjoy your family and friends but don’t forget to check in on those that are less fortunate, and alone.
Until next year,
I have balance in my life and move forward in a positive direction.