Holidays are about spending time with loved ones and tuning into feelings of connection.
Even for people who don’t get stressed out by the holidays, a daily check-in can be useful. For those of us who do stress out, daily check-ins are an absolute necessity. We need to take a few minutes each day to sit down with ourselves and ask the following questions:
- Am I feeling stressed out, sad, angry, or isolated?
- Am I keeping any secrets?
- Have I told any lies?
- Do I have unrealistic expectations of family, friends, or holiday gatherings?
Honest answers to these questions can help us understand our feelings and to know if we are vulnerable to relapse.
Task for Today
Do a self-check. If you find that you are struggling, reach out to a friend in recovery for support and guidance.