2020 has been a wild ride to say the least! Have you filled your 2020 bingo card yet? For many of you the holidays may look a little different this year. I know there are those who will get to spend it with their loved ones, but there are many like me who may choose to spend it in isolation. This can make an already difficult season even harder to cope with. I would be lying if I said that no tears were shed at my decision to stay home.
Those who are close to me know that my favorite place is at home with my family, but all of us fall into the medically susceptible category and have decided that travel is too risky right now. So the question is how to move past the tears and into a place of hope?
Well the answer depends on what is making it difficult for you to find your joy. I will break it down into categories and give you some tips and tools to rock around your Christmas tree, Light a spiritual fire for your Menorah, get creative with your Kwanzaa or ring in the New Year with a sense of joy!
Challenge 1. Money is tight
Many of you have found yourself in between jobs, stuck in quarantine, or counting your pennies in the off chance that the proverbial deer poop hits the fan. Here are some ways to celebrate while counting the coin.
Challenge 2. You are all alone
You may find yourself all alone during this difficult time and you will have the choice of being stuck in sad mode, or planning out fun ways to celebrate.
Challenge 3. You are straight up depressed
Okay, I got it 2020, was rotten and the flying snakes and no toilet paper really iced your cake. Seriously though there are several ways to cope with this:
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. In this blog you will find tips and tools for incorporating mindfulness into your every day life. Mindfulness is often seen as a long and involved process, which makes it difficult for many people to work into their daily schedules. In reality it is about slowing down for minutes at a time, to bring in a sense of peace and wellbeing, even in chaos.
There is no magic wand to wave, that suddenly makes you a Zen person, rather it is a series of decisions and responses that can make your day go smoother.
Scenario: Work has become overwhelming and you have 20 things on your to do list before you can even think of kicking your feet up.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.