Have you bitten off more than you can chew? Over committed to others, under committed to yourself? Are you running on empty?
Must you uphold tired old traditions that suck you dry, exhaust and deplete you?
Have you fallen into the “we’ve always done it this way” trap, or the “so and so expects it” trap? The guilt trap?
Do your expectations for your holiday celebrations match the reality of your needs, energy, desires and wishes?
Be honest with yourself and kind to yourself as you create fresh new holiday plans and loving new traditions that honor your deepest needs as an autonomous human being and a unique individual.
Do it your way!
This life you are living is yours to shape. You are the potter, life is your clay.
You can free yourself from stale and unhealthy patterns that have been built up over years of others living on autopilot.
Keep what you love, discard the rest.
Within whatever confines you find yourself this holiday season, be creative, be true to yourself.