As the festivities approach this year, I encourage you to plan ahead. After all, this year has bought more uncertainty, fear, loneliness, illness, and loss than many years before. It has also united us as a collective because not one single person has been unaffected by this year’s events.
So when it comes to planning for the season of celebration ahead, plan beyond the social calendar, plan beyond the outfits and the parties, plan how you wish to feel not at the other side of the season but on the other side of each and every event.
After many years in the wellness space, teaching behavioural concepts, and gaining deep understanding of our patterning, and many, many years of silly seasons under my belt, I know this much with certainty:
1. We know ourselves better than anyone else which means we know our own tendencies – this is great feedback
2. The best time to decide what is really important is ahead of the moment
You know the moment of excitement when you throw your arms in the air and literally just don’t care.
Or the moment you are presented with a buffet of food and complimentary drinks and it would just be rude not to?
Or the moment when you’ve already overindulged so what’s the harm in a little more?
We don’t call it the silly season for no reason.
This year, I invite you to consider what is important to you now. Because, without considering this, what are we basing each and every single tiny little choice upon?
From a place of awareness comes acknowledgment.
From that place of acknowledgment, we can invite courage.
And with courage, we make aligned choices.
This means making choices that move us closer towards how we wish to feel. One tiny intentional gesture at a time.
So begin there…ahead of time…by acknowledging how you really want to feel. You don’t even need to know the “how” yet.
If you want to learn what it feels like to be grounded and present in your own mind, why not book into one of our meditation classes? It will help set you up for all those big family gatherings and work functions!
Author: Kelly Dalby