It’s such a busy time of year! We hope you are sparkling along with joy and a sense of ease.
Wait, you’re not? Are you feeling the stress of the countdown between now and the holidays? Are holiday conversations and everything else overwhelming? If so, create a moment right now just for you and take three deep breaths.
One…. breathe in through your nose and count to five. Now out.
Two… breathe in and let your belly expand to the count of five. 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… Now out.
Three… breathe in love and picture the people you love the most. Count to five and then breathe all that collected love out to them.
There, see? That should make you feel a little better.
What else can help? Seeing loved ones can be one of the best things about the holiday season. In fact, many of us attend events with both friends and family we don’t see at any other time of the year. Whether it be work parties, family gatherings, or obligatory gift exchanges, along with the fun there can also be that moment when the unintentional result is awkward conversations, political angst, or hurt feelings.
But as Ralph Waldo Emerson so aptly states,
“Life is too short but that there is always time for courtesy.”
That’s some pretty sage advice. Thank you, RWE! We believe that great conversation is a courtesy as well — one we owe both ourselves and others. As a result, we’ve been working on some tips and tricks for you to use during your holiday season. Enjoy!
Here’s our beautiful little ebook gift to you.
(Download from our Free Resources Library.)
It’s chock full of tips, conversation starters, and digging a bit deeper with face-to-face time, no matter where you find yourself this holiday season. Want to know a little bit more? We’ve outlined the three basic steps it includes below:
Grab The Holiday Conversation Guide from our
Then let us know how it works for you. We’d love to hear your stories!