Do you believe that expectations are premeditated resentments? I posted this question on Facebook and you would not believe the responses I received! Obviously this is a hot topic!
So much so that I've created a workshop around it! You should attend this workshop:
- If you believe in the statement
- If you believe in it but feel as if there may be some built in limitations there
- If you don't believe in the statement
- If you want to explore some other ways to think about things than what is "normal" for you.
The timing of this workshop is not an accident. I purposely scheduled it for just before the holiday season because I know there are many people who tend to have some expectations about the holidays, and I know that sometimes those expectations are not met.
Plus, this workshop has a bonus: two ways to restore or create some sacredness into your holiday season...we will explore gratitude and rebirth within us during the last portion of this workshop.
Three hours, $25....that's the commitment I am asking of you. In return, you will get knowledge and skills that will last you a lifetime. And you won't even have to leave the comfort of your home to attend! Register and I will email you the link to attend the class via Zoom. Zoom is very much like Sype, only a bit easier to use.
I hope to see you there! Thursday, November 16, from 6-9 PM
Let's face it: there is a LOT of shit going on in the world these days. It's global, regional, local and in your face. At least it is that way for me. Every day I log on to find some asinine thing done by some politician, or another instance of racism, misogyny or hatred, or another weather related disaster of epic proportions. Then my phone begins to chime with text messages and phone calls: another client having a crisis, a friend diagnosed with a life threatening illness, another with a drug addicted child. How much more can we take?
Unfortunately, no one knows the answer to that. I certainly don't. But I do have some helpful hints to handle it all.
Here are some symptoms which may indicate crisis fatigue: lack of energy, sadness, anxiety, lack of motivation, anger...lots of it, or a feeling that you just want to hide under the covers until it all goes away.
Hiding under the covers may help for a little while, but it doesn't really work for a long term solution, and it doesn't look like the politicians are going to grow up anytime soon. The weather related disasters just seem to keep on coming. I don't know that racism and misogyny will ever go away.
What are we to do?
Here are some things that might help:
- Acknowledge the feelings. Denying them isn't going to help. Stuffing them doesn't help. You can acknowledge them without acting on them.
- Talk about it with someone who won't try and fix you but will just listen with compassion. You don't need fixing, but talking helps. We are only as sick as our secrets, so don't keep this shit secret.
- Be of service. Donate or volunteer.
- Stay in the present moment. Don't project into the future and don't fret about the past.
- Take care of yourself. Make sure you eat right, rest plenty, and let yourself cry if that is what wants to happen.
- Enjoy the simple things in life, and be grateful for them. Hug your loved ones, pet your critters, or a neighbor's critters. Bake cookies.
And finally, remember that we are all in this together. You are not alone.