It’s the Friday before Christmas, we’re midway through Chanukah, and things are coming to a head- holiday gatherings have been in full swing, there’s been shopping stress, planning stress, and I’m pretty sure our Elf, Ruby, has only moved 4 times this month. There are expectations to be met, there are people to please, and we’re not even getting into the work demands, possible health issues, and the slow leak in your tire that you have to put air in every couple of days since Thanksgiving. It gets intense!
You may recall my reference to the work week in an earlier post, as having to hold my breath until the weekend arrives. That scenario hasn’t improved, and I know most everyone can relate. I wanted to share a new trick I’ve learned that’s becoming a nice habit- go outside without your shoes! No, not like when your cousins made you run a lap around the house barefoot in the snow so you could play Risk with them, but bundle up, maybe make a hot tea or toddy, put on some warm socks, and go stand on bare ground for a few minutes and stare at the stars. You’ll be surprised how much it helps you find your breath.
I learned this trick from one of my teachers who loves to be barefoot, and there’s scientific data that proves this to be helpful to your body on an electrical level. You can read more about earthing here. Personally, I think it makes sense, and I have found this new habit to be a really nice way to take 5 minutes to check in with myself and my hubby (who thinks it’s all rubbish, but will still join me when I ask)
So when you find yourself ready to run screaming, or tempted to finish the entire bottle of wine, try my new trick! I’d love to hear if it helped! Wishing everyone much luck and love this holiday season! xo