It is just about the start of the holiday season. Stores are starting to be more crowded. The temperatures are cooler. We are making plans – to travel, to see friends and family, to host and attend parties, for celebrations, and to shop. This time of year can be both wonderful, and can be difficult for people.
It brings up a lot in us, about ourselves, our families, our financial situation, our childhoods, our futures, our children, our hopes, our dreams, and our health. In many, many ways, it is a busier time of the year.
THE HOLIDAY SEASON
During the holiday season, we can be more susceptible to becoming ill with a cold or flu or there could be a flare up of an ongoing chronic health concern that we experience from time to time. Someone may say, you know, every year around the Christmas holidays I get sick, like with a really bad flu. Or someone else may say, this time of the year is when I get so many asthma attacks, I wonder why. And for others, their digestion may be off. Some may experience more headaches. Others are feeling more anxiety or depression. And others may have flare ups of their skin eruptions. These are just a few of what some people may experience.
THERE MAY BE MORE TRIGGERS
We may be more sensitive to our surroundings at this time of the year, and therefore experience more triggers.
- Our schedule is different, sleeping too little, staying up later at night and getting up early in the morning.
- The foods we eat are different. We eat and drink too much.
- We travel and are in different time zones.
- We are around more people, the general public and our families and friends.
- We are alone, and may feel isolated.
- We have expectations of the holidays, of ourselves, and where we are in our lives.
All of these could be triggers, and then we don’t feel well.
TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES
The important thing is to take care of ourselves. Listen to what we need or not need, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Listen to our gut. Check in with ourselves. Trust and honor ourselves.
Homeopathy can be very helpful and healing during this time of the year. Issues, emotions, situations, responses, reactions, physical complaints and concerns may come more to the surface at this time of the year.
I invite you to give yourself, and/or a loved one, the gift of health. I would be happy to talk with you, either through this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com.
I wish you all a wonderful, happy, joyous, fun and safe holiday season.