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End of 2013 blog

December 04, 2013

Emotions don’t have intellect. They don’t think clearly or wisely. They can’t make the best decisions and steer you in the most appropriate direction. They only want to be soothed and coddled, appeased and pacified. So it’s rarely in our best interests to follow our feelings, using no other barometer to gauge our decision-making process. (Priscilla Shier, 2013)

We are quickly heading toward the end of 2013 and it is a time where emotions tend to take over. We think we need to have the perfect get together with family/friends; we think we need to buy the perfect gift; we think we have to make that plan for 2014; we think……

Let’s take some time to reflect upon what is helpful to ourselves and our family; “don’t should on yourself.”  Do what you can to have an enjoyable encounter with family and friends and only do what you can do without getting yourself frazzled. How helpful is it if your house looks perfect or you found that great gift but those closest to you are hurt and sad because of your emotional rollercoaster?

Remember a key tool in our sessions is to say to yourself “I’m OK, I’m doing the best I can.” What is your best in this moment……? It may be just getting up today or doing only a few items on your list or it may be you have the energy and motivation to accomplish great things today! Whatever it is that is your best today accept it and be kind to yourself (tap in those positives).

Use the skills you have in your tool box to allow your wise mind to take over from your emotional self. Accept those emotions but then focus on where to go with them; don’t allow them to control you. You have the power and the ability to change the course of your emotions. Use those tools and remember to say “I’m OK, I’m doing the best I can”.

My hope for you all is to enjoy the Holiday season and the New Year in a way that honors you and your loved ones.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Lisa Marie


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