5 tips to
The Holiday Party Season
By Rebecca Abraxas,
We have all experienced the holidays with their celebrations and outward frolic. FUN RIGHT?
Actually, for a lot of us it’s not. Have you ever felt like, “I should be into this but I feel like a humbug?”
This may shed some light on the whole predicament and what to do to survive holiday party time.
The biggest social time of the year lands at a time that asks you energetically to go inward. In the animal kingdom it’s called hibernation time. It’s the time of the Winter Solstice where all of nature goes into a rest and reset state.
All of nature rests -except most humans. This conflicting energy of naturally wanting to go inward and being expected to be extroverted can be uncomfortable. There is also the added pressure of work and business parties you are expected to attend while your body, mind and spirit are urging you to retreat.
5 tips to survive the holiday party season:
1-Limit your alcohol – Alcohol numbs your awareness. Your awareness is what gives you guidance – guidance of who to talk to for your next lead. Alcohol also numbs your body cues to let you know when it has had enough and when it needs to rest. Not listening to these cues can leave you burnt out and begrudgingly going to the next party a few nights later.
2- Ground Yourself – Grounding helps you stay embodied and unaffected by the chaos around you. It also helps you communicate clearly. Imagine an imaginary cord going from your hips to the center of the earth. Feel it rooting you to the earth and sense the heavy energy in your legs.
3- Expand outward – Expanding your energy field outward will help you feel connected to the people in the room. It will also help you not take on everyone’s feelings and emotions in the room. The connectedness you feel will assist you in making the personal connections you may have come to the party to make in the first place. So feel the outside of your body and imagine the energy expanding to the 4 corners of the room you are in.
4– Self Pep talk – Doing a gratitude pep talk before you go into the party can help you get into an open hearted space that will assist you in receiving the gems the party has to offer and align you with just the right people and experiences.
5 – Respite – Take time to go inward in between the celebrating to recharge. When you get home take a candle lit bath. Be sure to sit still and quiet 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes at night. Tone “Ohm” for 5 minutes each day for some personal energy clearing. Things like these will recharge you for the next event.
- Check out the Winter Mentorship program to assist with these 5 tips throughout the whole winter!