Do Not Isolate
Most important. Do not isolate! Being alone with yourself by choice is good, but isolating out of sadness, anger or fear--any of those old emotions and feelings that often erupt over the holidays--is exactly the opposite. Don’t let those emotions or feelings OWN YOU! Our feelings are solely our responsibility. So take action to keep the energy moving and your attention on today, the present, where you can change what needs to be changed and choose where to put your attention. We create our lives based on where we place our attention. It serves us well when we take 100% responsibility for where and what we do with that attention. Follow these tips and you’ll never again derail in one of those emotional holiday family trainwrecks. You’ll preserve your peace, calm, sobriety and enjoyment regardless of what is happening around you.