During the ‘festive’ period at the end of the year, there are heightened emotions and tensions. Whether we come together with family/friends or feel alone and unsure what we are doing, it’s easy to feel lost and unsure how to be with ourselves in healthy balance.
Either way, we often get drawn ‘out’ of ourselves which means we might neglect our feelings or feel we have to contain and hide them in order to please others. If we ignore our feelings too long, they will become overwhelming. If this is true for you, then you might find it useful to take time regularly to check in with yourself.
My intention is to encourage you to accept what you find and to give time to attend to yourself, however if what you are feeling seems overwhelming or unmanageable, I encourage you to ask for help. If you feel alone with your feelings or circumstances, and unable to reach out to people you know, you may want to enquire about confidential therapeutic support. You can contact me here to request a free 20 minute telephone conversation and I can help you take the next step to getting support.