Today’s post won’t be anything terribly long. I just wanted to remind everyone that during this Holiday season that is all about giving, its important to also give something to yourself. Be kind to yourself and give yourself some love and forgiveness.
There is often lots of pressure on us, especially us ladies to be perfect. There is always lots to do during the Holidays. But no one is perfect, and that is okay. Allow yourself forgiveness for not being the utter ideal of feminine or masculine perfection.
There are all kinds of stresses for people this time of year. Maybe your like me and love the Holidays but the weather puts a lot of stress on you. Maybe you are like some of my friends and have social anxiety and just find the parties too stressful. Maybe you are like the majority of people and you have family that are assholes. No matter what your stress may be, be kind to yourself and know you are not alone. You are enough as you are.
I put together a short list of resources that may offer you some help in dealing with the stress you are feeling.
Better Help – online therapy
Grokker – A website and app with yoga, meditation, and relaxation videos.
Breathing Techniques – An article on WebMD about breathing techniques that can help you relax.
Get Help Immediately – A list of various emergency and crisis contact numbers and emails for agencies around the world. Organized by country.
Massage Envy – Get a massage, facial, or muscle stretch session at one of the many locations of this chain.
Stress Management Self Help Books – A list of what is available in the stress management category on Amazon.
Relaxation Music – A list of music videos for relaxation.