Holiday Survival

img_7830As we continue through the holiday season, I wanted to send you a little encouragement for making it through these days.  Our instinct tells us that after the death of a loved one these can be difficult days as we adjust to all the changes that have come to our lives.

The good news is you do not have to wait for a special day to arrive and then simply see how you will react.  You can make choices that can help soften the day and move you along in the grieving process.

As you continue through this special season of merriment and memories, consider the following:

Planning Ahead… be deliberate and proactive in how you want to live that day.

Set your own tone… no one else can know how you feel or what you need.

Be realistic… recognize your limitations.

Be open and honest with your emotions.

Allow others to grieve in their own way.

Expect the best!

Keep this in mind; Choices…Control…Confidence…Stability… With each choice we make, there comes a sense of control. With control, comes confidence.  Confidence leads to stability.

Remember the past, embrace the present, and in the words of Thoreau; “go confidently in the direction of your dreams. (Dare to) live the life you have imagined.”

Take care of yourself!

Wes

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