Holiday Stress Tip The holidays can be stressful when you have to include all the extra holiday activities into your already busy schedule.
Here is a tip that I have been using to shift my energy when I start to feel overwhelmed. I change my words from “I have to” to “I get to”.
Instead of saying “I have to go shopping.” I immediately change the statement to “I get to go shopping. I get to pick out perfect presents for my family and friends.”
Instead of saying “I have to clean the house.” I switch the statement to “I get to clean, organize and de-clutter the house and create a welcoming and festive environment.”
Take a moment and say out loud, “I have to” and then say “I get to”. Notice how those words feel to you.
If you are like me, saying “I have to” feels heavy and drags down my energy. I catch my inner child wrinkling up her nose. Saying the words “I get to” makes me feel lighter and pulls my energy forward. I see my inner child clapping her hands and feeling excited.
Read over the following statements and notice how they feel to you. I have to decorate the house. ~ I get to decorate the house and share the joy of the holidays with my family and fiends.
I have to bake cookies. ~ I get to bake cookies and infuse them with my love.
I have to go to that holiday party. ~ I get to dress up, go out, have some fun and enjoy the company of others.
I have to send out holiday cards. ~ I get to touch base with people I love and care about and let them know I am thinking about them.
A simple shift in wording can make all the difference. Try it out for yourself.
I hope this tip helps you to enjoy the holiday season. If you are really feeling overwhelmed and time challenged, here is an EFT tapping sequences you can use to process those feelings. EFT Sequence for Feeling Overwhelmed
Begin tapping on the karate chop point and say out loud… Even though I feel overwhelmed by all I have to do, just for right now I choose to feel calm and relaxed.
Even though I feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin, I choose to feel calm and relaxed.
Even though I feel overwhelmed and can’t seem to focus on anything, I allow my body and my mind to relax.
Even though I feel overwhelmed, I have the ability to relax and come back into a state of inner calm and harmony.
Eyebrow: I feel so overwhelmed.
Outside eye: I have so much to do.
Under eye: I don’t know where to begin.
Under nose: Just for right now I choose to feel calm.
Chin: Just for right now I choose to relax.
Collarbone: I am ready to release the feeling of being overwhelmed by all I have to do.
Under arm: I am ready to relax.
Top of head: I am ready to experience a state of inner calm and inner harmony.
Stop tapping. Take a deep breath in, and release it out.
Repeat the sequence a few times and use it as often as necessary. Happy Holidays, Kathy