"To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn't come with guarantees -- these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain...I'm learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude, and grace."
Holidays are both a joyous and stressful time. We may enjoy the holiday cheer, but drank too much egg nog. We may love the presents, but not the family chaos. We may look forward to the food, but not the many parties. However you love/hate the holidays, here's a few tips to dealing with it all:
"Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are."
If you've had one, you know. Panic attacks are sudden and difficult. Their seemingly never-ending nature makes time slow down. For those who have had panic attacks again and again, patterns of anxiety lead to patterns of dealing with that anxiety. Take a look at the link below to see if you might find some helpful tips to get you through those never-ending moments.
Have you heard of "The Five Love Languages?" Did you know your love had a language? Well, my friend, it does! And more than that, it is important to be aware of your fluency in that language! Oh, and your significant other has a language that you need to speak, too. Seem daunting? Take a moment and read about Gary Chapman's love languages below and see if it is something that might help you (it will).
Knowing what you want and getting what you want are two very different things. How often do you just hope something will work out how you would like and it happens? Probably not very often. You are not alone in hoping that fate will be on your side, no work necessary. We need to always be trying, always be taking action to get better and create the life that we want. This takes work and hard, focused work. You can do it.
A healthier, happier you.