We haven't written a blog post in a month, but the natural tendency to apologize for our absence does not exist because we embrace all aspects of self-care and self-compassion.
Life Coach Shereka is responsible for the upkeep of our blog, website, and bi-weekly newsletter, along with running her life coach academy, being a wife, and being a present mom. The truth of the matter is that November and December are busy, busy months filled with birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays.
Being present for all of the special moments is important, but sometimes that comes along with being absent from other obligations. That's why everyone needs self-compassion.
A person with self-compassion is patient and forgiving with self, just as they would be patient and forgiving with friends. A self-compassionate person recognizes that balance does not exist in this hectic thing we call life, so the person opts for harmony instead.
With harmony, a person gives the appropriate amount of attention to the various responsibilities in their life while realizing some obligations will get more attention than others. The person is okay with this as long as everything is working together to make the person's life run efficiently. The key to harmony is avoiding the feeling of being stressed out, even if one feels challenged to make various things happen at the same time.
As you rush to finalize holiday plans, the family gathering dinner menu, Christmas shopping, and New Year's plans, remember that everything will not get done right now. Give yourself grace and peace to actually enjoy the holidays. Your presence is way more important than the presents, anyway.
As we end the year, we at the Self-Care Garden Program by Family Strategists, LLC encourage you to find your harmony this holiday season as you practice mindful self-compassion and self-care.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!