Self Therapy Sessions
Confession: My name is Alexas and I talk to myself. Guess what? You should too! On a daily basis, positive deposits and affirmations can help us successfully complete each day. This section is dedicated to strength building quotes, revelations and self-help resources for both you and me. We've got this! First things first :
You are enough!
November. December. January
Sometimes, it can be difficult to say the things we need to say in efforts to avoid hurt feelings of others or the fear of being disliked. When you don't say what you fell, you do a disservice to yourself and leave others without an opportunity to correct the issue. You CAN stand up for yourself and maintain a level of respect for others simultaneously by expressing yourself in a manner that you would prefer to be handled. Stating the issue and conveying how it makes you feel gives the other person a authentic view into how you processed the incident and provides a head start in figuring out ways to avoid it happening going forward. TRUTH: Not everyone is going to care about your feelings nor are they meant to. You have to understand the dynamic of the relationship but that should never impede of you making there necessary step of advocating for yourself when a situation has left brokenness or feelings that hinder the ability to move on with regularly scheduled programming. Make it a point to stand up for you. You can only get stronger from there!
With all the hustle and bussle, it's easy to loose sight of yourself and all that you do during the holidays. Gifts are great and family is even better, right?! While this is true, maintaining your peace is most important of all. Don't allow the pressure to perform and entertain on the holidays wreck your zen, home life and budget. Make your plans and stick to them . I repeat, make your plans and STICK TO THEM!! You have to be whole when all the dust settles. Setting boundaries with incoming family is always a great way to preserve the cheer and maintain tranquility during the time you share. Thanksgiving, Christmas and the beginning of a new year is right around the corner. Plan to keep peace a priority. Your peace will thank you!
Ways to Give...
from the soul!
Heart felt words of encouragement
Gifting someone you care about loving words of encourage can be just what they need to feel irreplaceable. Write kind notes and attach them to baking jars or have them prepared at their place setting for a moment they'll always appreciate.
Adopt a family or friend
We all need family. Some years more than others. Consider choosing a family or acquaintance to celebrate the holidays with; inviting them to all your shindigs! Inclusion can be healing and wholeness for those who've had a drastic life change, big move or changed family status.
Spend time at an orphanage or shelter
Carve out some time to read to children or cook a meal with women while singing in the kitchen to give the gift of time. The part we most enjoy on the holidays!
Gratitude for gifted love
Take the time to acknowledge the reasons why the acts of love towards you have made it a better year. Share with those people how awesome it felt to be a recipient of the act of love. Many times, hearing we make a difference can be all the difference, It also encourages the continuation of those actions.