Sustaining a self-care practice during the holiday season is imperative!
Why? Because coming into contact with representations of who we were or where we've been doesn't have to discredit the progress we've achieved thus far. Whether you've been on your self-care kick over the past couple of months or ready to hop back on the wagon now, here are 4 practices to employ this holiday season.
1. Be Choosy On Purpose. Being around family or old childhood friends might be overwhelming or even draining, but remember that you're not obligated to actually spend a lot of time with them - or perhaps any time. We give permission to the energy we accept. Do you want to give energy to that which elevates or that which drains? Choose intently.
2. Have Fun. Point. Blank. Period! Partying with the intent to enjoy is actually self-care. Please indulge in some way. You deserve it.
3. Stay Committed to the Vision. Holidays are typically a break in the work schedule, but that doesn't have to be carried out in our self-care routine. Whether you're a vegan in a family of meat eaters or mediator in a circle of chatty friends, make time to continue these practices. Remember why you chose these specific visions - and keep that in mind. Those around you may not understand, but that's okay. You're fueling the bigger picture - stay focused.
4. Celebrate YOU. Whether you're a boss babe in college, in charge of your own company or working, you've put in a lot of incredible work. Make time to acknowledge, celebrate and point out ALL the transformative things made happen this year. Trust me - it's been quite a journey thus far, but why not foster a deep sense of gratitude and celebration for where you're at now.
Brittany Josephina is a writer, meditation instructor and empowerment coach. Her platform Brittspiration is all about crafting DIY approaches to self-love, manifestation and living abundantly on your own terms. You can find more of her on Twitter @BrittanyPhina, Instagram @BrittanyJosephina and Brittspiration.com.
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