If you’re in the US, it’s Thanksgiving week. Maybe you love this holiday, maybe it’s challenging for you, maybe it’s both and.
Whatever you’re feeling as we head into Thanksgiving (and navigate the holiday season, in general), here are some loving holiday reminders for you:
>> Your body needs energy! Food is such a gift: giving our bodies the energy it needs. I hope this gentle reminder will help you if food feels tough for your right now.
>> Giving thanks — this time of year and always — is a powerful practice. Gratitude has been scientifically proven to decrease anxiety, increase wellbeing, reduce stress, enhance sleep, improve body image, and more. What are you thankful for today? Take a moment to really connect with those heartfelt feelings of appreciation and gratitude.
>> Consider this your permission slip to experience pleasure. How can you prioritize your pleasure this holiday season? What would taste good? Feel good? What would support you to really enjoy the moments? Sometimes a small shift in mindset or perspective can make all the difference.
>> Don’t forget to check-in with what you need! Perhaps you’re traveling or hosting this year. Maybe the calendar feels wild with school schedules, work schedules, holiday gatherings, and more. It’s easy to get swept up in it all and forget to ground into yourself: what do you need more or less of?
If you’re craving some celebratory movement that can go anywhere with you + flexibly fit into the holiday season, I’ve got you covered:
Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving, if you’re celebrating this week! I’m grateful everyday for the opportunity to connect with you here.