It is that time of year when families get together, celebrating graduations, weddings, birthdays etc. While it can all be very exciting, no doubt it can come with some triggers. For starters, it can put a little strain on your wallet. Let’s face it attending a wedding (especially those destination ones) or hosting a graduation party can be pretty darn expensive!
Then there is the reality that you might have to face situations or people that rub you the wrong way. Perhaps your sisters husband, ex wife or even a neighbor. Know you are not alone and before you get yourself in a tizzy, I encourage you to see these events as opportunities to C.L.E.A.N.S.E.!
The C.L.E.A.N.S.E Method® is featured in my book Emotional Detox, grab it right HERE. Once you move through the steps, here are two things for you to consider:
Don’t take the bait. While Aunt Alice might make a comment about your cooking, or your brother my show up two hours late, be careful not to use these incidents to feed your reactivity. It is simply not worth it. Let it go! Remember real change comes from feeling your emotions not reinforcing your reactions.
Take it down a notch. Sure we would all love to have beautiful flowing gardens in our yards for everyone to admire, however, similar to planning a wedding you can’t splurge on everything. Let go of being perfect and instead invest in your own well being. Remember people are more impacted by the way you make them feel.
Need support? Schedule a ZOOM session with me HERE. I will walk you through the method, so you can gain strength, freedom and joy rather than revisit reactivity.
By the way, I have got some news! Emotional Detox Podcast coming your way this summer! I am so excited. Now, go enjoy your cook out!