Tuesday, November 18, 2014

An Easy Holiday Season Coping Tool

The holiday season is now upon us, and things are about to get crazy. Much of the busyness is unavoidable, although I would challenge you to really look at what you are saying "yes" to right now.

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Today I want to share with you a coping mechanism. A tool that will help you keep your wits about you through this season.

If you use it, it will keep you happier, healthier and more peaceful.

If you don't already have one, get a journal to write in. Any spiral notebook will do if you don't have one.

Every day follow these 2 steps:

1. On one piece of paper, write down everything that is stressing you out. Everything that is on your mind. Everything you are worried about. Everything. Get it out. Fill up the whole page.

2. Now, flip the page over. Here you are going to write everything you are grateful for. People. Places. Things. Everything.

That's it. That's all. Coaching 101 stripped down to the bare basics. If you will do this every day, you will bring such peace to your soul.

This exercise only takes about 10 minutes and allows you that time to be still. Part of why we get so crazy during the holidays is that we don't slow down enough to even hear ourselves think.

Once you've gotten everything out of your head, you can see where you need to take action. Good luck and let me know if you need more guidance.