I am an introvert. The holiday season DESTROYS me. God almighty, it's supposed to be the season of all kinds of wonderful cheer and all that, but I swear it takes everything out of me. I am just now peeking out from under all the food and lights and feverish nonstop activity. All that giving and celebrating and merry-making takes the front seat, and real life hangs in the shadows waiting to overwhelm me when it's all over. For those of you who have the same experience that I do, this is what brought me back:
- talking as little as possible because sometimes words are like a buzzing in the brain. Be quiet. Let others talk . And more importantly, don't think too much about what they're saying. Your nervous system can't handle it.
- vegging out in front of the TV for a couple of movies. I'm not a TV watcher, but a good movie takes me into a zone where my body melts into the sofa and I start to recuperate
- losing myself in music so my brain stops thinking about how much stuff I have to get done
- going to bed really early-- like 8 o'clock. (If you have little ones, put them to bed early as well, so you can have some me time.)
If you think of other things, please add them. I'm feeling much better now, but it was tough going for a few days. I feel like I'm starting my life over again.
Happy New Year!
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Angela Belcher Epps
- Thanks for checking in. We all know life can be EXTREMELY complicated. I blog about recognizing and removing the barriers that sabotage our living well. - Nobody had perfect parents, so we all have issues.- We struggle to keep up with work, personal goals, staying healthy, and all kinds of relationships.- Our minds are busy, and they seem to often work against us.- At the end of many days, we're disappointed about what didn't get done, how we failed, what we should have done.So I blog about increasing personal awareness and finding balance so we can cut ourselves some slack. Let's stay grounded as we move forward in manageable steps. Perspective is everything, and I try to see around the corners so we can leverage what we've already got into more of what we want.Follow me and give me feedback. You inspire me, and I'll try to inspire you.