A Holiday Message: Gifts and Traditions

The holiday season brings to mind two words: gifts and traditions. And it is with those two words that I write this holiday message to each of you.

Gifts: For those of you celebrating Christmas, you may be frantically shopping and wrapping for the coming weekend. But have you thought about what gift you’d like to give yourself this year? I’m not talking about JCrew here! If you read my blog, you what I’m getting at. Do you want a more peaceful relationship with food and your body? Do you want more time for self-care and reflection? Do you want less self-criticism. Do you want more energy? 

Now that you’ve identified what gift you want, what do you need to make it happen? Can you get a small dose of this gift during the holiday season? Get creative, I bet you can.

Traditions: ’tis the season for all kinds of traditions. Many are exciting and happy traditions. And many are accompanied by large doses of stress, anxiety, and guilt. Are there any traditions you want to keep alive this holiday season? Any that you’d love to DROP?!

You do not have to bake cookies for the entire neighborhood just because you did it last year! You do not have eat Aunt Sarah’s fruit cake if you really don’t like it! Sometimes we create unrealistic standards for ourselves, simply out of tradition. But guess what, you really can keep what you like and truly ditch at least some of what you don’t. 🙂

I’d love to hear about the gifts or traditions you’ll be treating yourself to this holiday season. Do share!