The holidays are upon us. If it seems like you can't get anything right, or find time to simply catch your breath, spend a few minutes with me while I teach you how to have a healthy, happy, low-stress holiday.
The hectic aspects of the holidays are, unfortunately, a sign of the holidays for many. Emotionally, the holidays can be challenging. It’s difficult to do everything that others are pressuring you to do. Plus, you've got money stress, kids begging for everything under the sun, and you're trying to watch your weight. Oh...and did anyone mention the "joy" you're supposed to feel this time of year?
A couple of weeks ago, I spent time with one of my coaching clients who was feeling completely stressed about the upcoming holidays. She's a wife and mother of two little boys, and she was pulling her hair out before the first Thanksgiving dish had been cooked.
At the end of our call, I asked my client - we'll call her Suzy - if I could share our conversation with my internet friends, because her questions are similar to things I get asked often, this time of year. Well, Suzy obliged, and the result is my first-ever #MentalHealthMonday Facebook Live video, and I've also turned that conversation into a podcast episode.
Steve Austin is an author, speaker, and life coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed people learn to catch their breath. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, "Catching Your Breath," and "From Pastor to a Psych Ward." Steve lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham, Alabama.
Podcast: How to Heal Your Hurts
Breaking the Shackles of Shame (with Lauren Sisler)
Free Download: Self-Care for Your Mind, Body, and Soul
5 Ways to Beat a Mental Funk
Betrayed: How to Stop Being Taken for Granted
Life-Giving Spiritual Practices for Weary Parents
What is shame? (And how to heal it.)
How to Be More Open and Honest about Your Feelings