The holidays are a time of year that bring many people to their knees. Some in religious prayer and respect towards what Christmas time represents, others spiritually, financially and physically!
The Christmas holidays, which always seems to begin Thanksgiving weekend and last respectfully until the new year, initializing a time of ghostly remembering, unhealthy habits and emotional challenges. We are reminded of holidays pasts, good and bad. Memories sparked of loved ones lost. Relationships to family and friends evaluated. We begin eating and drinking with reckless abandonment and oh, did I mention spending? Money that is. There becomes no limit to the gift giving and one upping in an attempt to make up for a years worth of internalized social or intimate inadequacy. This is all done in the name of "the holidays" and excused as such. In the end everyone ends up bankrupt, for all they have forsaken during this special holiday time.
It is commiserated by a fun little thing called the NEW YEAR. Like going to confession, we pledge our allegiance to the new year and all that we promise ourselves in the form of RESOLUTION.
a firm decision to do or not to do something.
"she kept her resolution not to see Anne any more"
synonyms: intention, resolve, decision, intent, aim, plan;
Halfway through the month of January, we are distraught. Victims of our own lies to ourselves, the things we would pledge to do or not do. February comes, the credit card bills for all of the fun we bought ourselves. Every single year.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Aaaaakk! Whether you are filling your calendar with insane parties and getting in touch with people or you are feeling sad because you haven't had a reason this year to buy a turkey, a Christmas tree or a new outfit, don't forget the holiday is a time for gratitude and resetting! Not being someone else or looking backwards. The new year is not about making false promises to yourself and your co-workers. It is about finding solutions to becoming the most authentic person you can be. Wiping the slate clean and getting fit mentally, fiscally and creating a healthy space within and outside of yourself.
Abby and I are proud to be a part of this movement! Proud of encouraging people to read, to write, or journal. We are excited to dedicate our resources to encouraging our friends, family and clients to not dwell and linger on the past or habitually continue creating new drama. We want to help free the space within the homes, minds and bodies of those we care about.
Despite the limited travel for the Eggcellence this year (although we are planning a social visit to Georgetown hopefully!), I am very excited to get back into the full swing of coaching in 2019. Just setting up to do so, has been eye opening. And we are definitely in the swing of things! We would love some feedback on your plans too!