We are entering the holiday season, and as magical as it can be, the holidays can also be a source of stress. Remember to give yourself and others grace, practice self-compassion and kindness, and try these three things to make your life just a little bit easier.
Let go to level upLet go to level upLet go to level up A bad habit. An abusive relationship. The pants you haven’t been able to button since 2004. Sometimes in life, we have to let things go. Letting go can be difficult, scary, and even painful at times, but it is a necessary part…
In order to regulate stress, battle burnout, and improve well-being, you have to intentionally build your psychological immune system. If it is not possible to reduce the “threat”, you have to increase your sense of safety. Every time your brain gets a signal of safety, it replenishes your psychological immune system.
My wonder woman litmus test has changed a bit. I now know that true courage means you are afraid, and you show up anyway. Our real secret weapons are kindness, gratitude, and finding peace and joy where we are. You don’t have to bake the perfect cookie or flawlessly balance the competing demands on your time and attention. Just be the best YOU you can be.
It is important to remember that our relationships play a huge role in our ability to stay resilient. They buffer us against our most difficult and challenging times, providing the deep connection human beings fundamentally need.