As much as we try – we are indeed human!
What does this translate to on those days after Thanksgiving?
If you are like most of us you’re probably carrying a bit of extra weight…on your body and in your mind!
We tend to idealize the image of the holiday dinner – forgetting perhaps that those we love have not suddenly been kissed by fairy princesses – they are still human with all the nicks, cuts and flaws that come with our kind.
Putting us all together around a table loaded with tempting food can easily bring out the frog in us and lead to stress, overeating, competition!
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun
THE FLF (say FLUFF!) FORMULA FOR HOLIDAY RECOVERY
First yourself – okay, you ate a lot – so what? Let it go! If you hold onto it by scolding yourself you know you’ll do worse tomorrow!
Shock yourself by being kind – no regrets!
And along the way – if you weren’t perfect with friends and family forgive that too!
And maybe even forgive a few of them?
The most potent mental health remedy is our ability to laugh at it all!
To expedite this piece of the strategy think about any moments that might have been in the annoying category...
Now, use your imagination to create humor out of any crumbs of melodrama still lurking!
Exaggerate those moments to the point of laughter!
Any slights, faux pas, nastiness – imagine you can bundle it all up, babushka style, and dump it all into the nearest trash heap.