How to handle family gatherings
Do you often find yourself feeling frustrated with your family over the holidays?
Your feelings might be a result of unmet expectations.
For example, we may expect people to behave a certain way, and when they don’t, we get frustrated or hurt.
Often our expectations reflect societal and cultural norms but not necessarily our true values. So, always check in with yourself.
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to drop your expectations of others and allow them to be exactly who they are?
We’d probably stop blaming and complaining and take more responsibility for how we feel.
Once I learned how to let go of my rulebook for ‘how other people should behave,’ I became much calmer and more curious about different perspectives.
I noticed people felt safer around me because they felt they could be themselves.
And I experienced them for who they really are – that’s true connection.
I want you to take all that energy you’re spending thinking about how other people should act this holiday season and try to focus on managing yourself and your own mind instead.
You don’t have to rely on others to behave a certain way to feel good – it’s an inside job. I can show you how.