3 Way to Stay Grounded During the Holidays

The holidays are busy. Everyone is rushing around to get ready, there tons of parties and family events and sometimes the holidays leave you more tired than rested.

This week I talked to body psychotherapist and poet Jeremy Fulwiler about ways to stay grounded, the biggest challenge he’s overcome and his new book, Prodigal Selves.

You can watch the full interview here.

So how do we stay grounded during the holidays? According to Jeremy sometimes it’s better to take things off your plate, than to put more things on it.

1. Consume Less Media

There is an incredible amount of news and advertising and it can stress you out. This holiday season consider deleting an app that stresses you out or making rules about screen free time (ex. during meals, have your morning coffee first and then look at your phone, no screens after 9 pm). Since the news and social media is often a cause of stress, limiting the amount of time you spend consuming it will keep you more grounded and stress free :).

2. Notice When You’re Worrying

Another cause of stress is worrying and the first step to stopping your worries is to be aware of them. If you’re worrying about how to get all your shopping done or your reports in, take a moment to stop and notice. You can use the serenity prayer which was written American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

If you can change the thing you’re worrying about, do it and if not think about something else instead or do an activity that is relaxing.

3. Feel Your Body

The last activity Jeremy offered us was feel your body. If you’re feeling stressed stand up, unlock your knees and bend them slightly and then feel all the feelings in your body. Breathe and notice what’s happening.

This simple exercise will leave you feeling more calm.

I highly recommend you watch the whole interview so you can soak up all the wisdom Jeremy share with us. Watch it here!

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Have a great weekend!


Author: Bryn Bamber

I work with big hearted people who want to make a positive impact in the world. The only problem is: -Your career isn’t working -You wake up some days and don’t want to get out of bed -You’re stressed about paying the bills Career Coaching in the Forest teaches you how to make small shifts that will free up tons of energy for the things you really love. A life where you wake up to feeling a sense of purpose and easily pay the bills. I teach you how to approach making a career change in a way that is fun, easy and gets results :). I have over a decade of experience in the field of education and during my four years at an educational non-profit I hired enough contract staff to know what employers want and DON’T WANT in the job application process. So why did I start this? When I was 24, I was overwhelmed by my job working with vulnerable youth and fell apart. I moved to a yoga centre for 2 years to put myself back together. There I figured out what I was messing up at work and became a yoga and meditation teacher. Career Coaching in the Forest will help you to see the mistakes you’re making without having to move to a yoga centre! And use meditative practices to help you see where you need to go. I know exactly what it feels when something’s not right in your career and now I love helping others to make changes so their lives can become full of meaning and purpose again and so that you can make lots money too ;). Start today: get my Free Resource: Land Your Dream Job Checklist here - tinyurl.com/dreamjobchecklist And above all else, please go for your dreams. Your life has meaning. You are here for reason. Find out what it is and when you do put all you that you got towards it! Talk soon! Bryn To learn more go to www.couragecompass.org

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