Tis the season for traditions. Lovely, right? Good ole’ traditions. Make the cookies, send the cards, exchange the gifts, blah blah blah. Just kidding. If there is anyone who loves a good tradition, it's me. However, if there is one thing I have learned, it's that traditions come to an end. Perhaps this year you said goodbye to someone, something, or some place. Change has its challenges.
I understand it’s a touchy topic and some of us are dealing with BIG changes in traditions this year. In all honesty, I thought it might be best to avoid writing on this topic all together. However, I looked back at previous blogs from the year and was reminded of a few tips that could come in handy when a tradition comes to an end. Here’s a recap.
Go ahead and cry. If you are grieving a past tradition, for Pete’ sake allow yourself to cry.
Be mindful of creating new traditions and find a “new normal.”
Let it go, but don’t forget. Create an album of special traditions or share memories with others of “Remember when?” Perhaps it is a painful tradition that you need to let go of a physical reminder in order to move on.
Try to be flexible and open minded. Come from a place of love and not from bitterness. It will serve you well every time.
Speak your truth with love OR don’t say anything at all. Always good advice.
And last I want to say keep it simple. One of my favorite traditions is to save all my cards to read Christmas morning in my PJ’s with a cup of coffee. Simple, easy and probably can do this for the rest of my life. Find ONE or TWO traditions that you love and embrace them to the fullest. Perhaps you have too many traditions to try to keep up with. As for the traditions that have come to an end, I hope you can find peace in knowing that new ones can be created. Cheers and here’s to many beautiful traditions….old ones and new ones. As always, in-person or over-the-phone sessions available. Book your private session today. 651-334-7355 Michele Heisler Certified Professional Coach and Feng Shui Consultant RIVERWAY CONSULTING AND COACHING