Once again things have changed and shifted slightly. It appears that the elevated stress from anticipating the November activities and holiday has passed and our already wore down selves has reached a place of what some might call fatigue, detachment, and even burn out. Zombie-fied!!
I observe my clients, friends, and loved ones as they silently disengage and detach from their stress almost to say, “I disown you!” or “Do I know you?”. Yet, it is always there lurking around, stealing joy and energy.
It is by no fault of our own we have made it to this zombie land of survival. It has been a hell of a year!! When you consider all of the things you have contended with between job adjustments, masking, knowing what stores are open or closed, teaching your kids at home, watching our country transform itself, all the while staying disconnected from those who we build loving energy with has been hard!!
So, where to now? The holidays are here and the stress of all that comes with that may once again stretch you too thin. Step one is to stand back and look at the big picture. When you do this, does the bigger picture change some of the actions you are taking on a smaller scale? Evaluating how necessary each of our “have to’s” are can be essential right now. What is your priority for this month? Is it time with family? Is it time with yourself? Is it simply to pass the time with as much ease as possible?
I believe we can recover from our zombie state by taking some simple steps. prioritizing what is important to us right now can help decide what we need to be doing versus what is not so important right now. Allowing yourself some extra “space “to let some things go that may not fall into that high-priority category. Being flexible enough to understand that this December is special and you may need to do things a little differently this year.
Give yourself permission to operate under the philosophy that you were taking care of yourself and possibly others and you need to make movements that represent that value.Give yourself permission to operate under the philosophy that you were taking care of yourself and possibly others and you need to make movements that represent that value.