How often do we associate stress with the Holidays? About having to spend time around family? About the heavy work load that accompanies a large holiday meal?
If we reach into the stress and ask ourselves the hard question: “What is the real stress; the real problem?”, what we discover might surprise us. In most cases it is not the situation, the large family gathering, the cooking or cleaning, etc.
The stress relates to subconscious triggers. Our families provide the rich territory for noticing what subconscious stresses we still have hidden from our conscious mind. Family interactions help us clean up and pull inner weeds to make our inner soil fit to plant higher consciousness.
The holiday season simply needs a re-frame from stress to play; from stress to opportunity; and a mental picture shift from a playground of stress to a playground of love. I have found a few guaranteed ways to use high frequency to thrive during the holidays.
📌 Eat healthy – make solid, healthy food choices, careful with portions and alcohol as well.
📌 Use the free time or vacation time to focus on one high frequency emotion like love, compassion, patience, joy to name a few examples. Keep this word as a “mantra” during the season. Say it daily for 20 min and any other mental free time. This free time might come while driving, while waiting at traffic lights, while waiting in grocery/department store lines, while showering, etc.
📌 Build in at least one hour of “me time” during each day to do exactly as we wish and with no expectations of needing to please anyone.
📌 Play uplifting holiday music or high frequency chants. Let our hearts open to the beautiful sounds.
📌 Hug at least 12 times a day. These can be to the same person or even ourselves if needed.
📌 Practice radical kindness in the form of smiling. Smile and smile some more. Smile even when we prefer frowning.
📌 Practice 10 minutes of deep belly breathing with one hand on the belly reminding our body: “I am safe”.
📌Make a resolve that when something triggers us and our behavioral reaction is disproportionate to the situation, excuse ourselves from the trigger situation and walk outside or find a private space and genuinely ask ourselves: “What is wrong? What is bothering you? May I have permission to not make this irritation the fault of another?”
📌 Volunteer at least once to help someone struggling more than ourselves.
Let us do this together! I have already picked my high frequency word. Have you?