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5 Emotional Self-Care Tips for the Holidays Before You Lose Your Cool

Emotional Self-care tips are important year-round! But especially during the holidays.


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I don’t know about you but the holidays just bring it all up. Every bruise and emotional scar I think I’ve ever had. Every argument and disagreement can replay in my head at any point in time.

It’s like Gabby Bernstein has said, it’s a quote from something else. But it goes, ‘Your family can push your buttons best because they put them there’. And it’s very true for me.

I don’t think I’m alone in that statement either. So that’s why I came up with these emotional self-care tips to help you get through the holidays without creating more scars for yourself. And to help you honor those family members that have your back!


Emotional Self-Care Mantra

One of my favorite quotes from Gabby is her daily saying.

“Where would you have me go, what would you have me do, what would you have me say, and to whom?”

Gabby Bernstein

She even has a mug made of it. And like she says underneath, saying this in the morning, the rest of your day will unfold with grace. It’s a way of offering your day to a higher power of your own understanding and following the signs as they happen. It’s a great way to stay present.


Emotional Self-Care Tip Numbers Two and Three: Daily Gratitude and Mindfulness

A huge mood booster, daily gratitude is great for kicking your butt into gear in the morning. Which I need, desperately. I’m not a morning person on the best of days and on the worst of days, it can somersault into a day of misery where everything drives me nutty.

But just starting your day off on the right foot is tremendous for keeping the good vibes flowing the right way. I combine my gratitude with my workout, and my mindfulness, because I have kids. And on the best of days, I wake up with them haha.

Seriously, I’ve been trying to wake up before my kids for a couple of months now and they seem to always beat me to it. Like they have a sixth sense about when mama wakes up and they don’t want to miss a thing. So, I listen to Gabby’s Miracle Membership while I work out and make my list of things to be grateful for. I do that after my coffee while my husband watches them.


Four and Five: Be Present and Have An Anchor

Being present is a challenge for me. There, I said it! But when you’re running your own business it can be so overwhelming at times, especially when you’re simultaneously running your household. There’s dinner, and dishes, and clothes, and vacuuming. Plus blog posts, YouTube videos, ebooks, and social media. These are my biggest emotional self-care tips.

When you remain present in the moment, the other stress melts away. You couldn’t write that blog post if you tried right now so just enjoy the time with your kids while you can.

A great way to stay present is with a snap of your hair tie when you get a little lost. It can be anything, tying a ribbon around your finger, pinching yourself, whatever. Just like Pavlov’s dog train yourself to forget about your worries and stay in the moment. It’s like an anchor, when you start to drift away, it will keep you in place.


I hope you found some value in this post today! Let me know below what your best tip for self-care is during the holidays.

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And before you go be sure to grab my Mindset Mastery Guide filled with 13+ tips on how I stay calm and carry on, and how you can too! Happy Holidays friend!

6 thoughts on “5 Emotional Self-Care Tips for the Holidays Before You Lose Your Cool”

  1. If I take nothing else from this article ill take this “where would you have me go, what would you have me do, what would you have me say, and to whom?”

    That’s a prayer I really need to start praying every morning. Thank you for that. I needed to read that right at this exact moment

    1. You’re quite welcome and I am glad that I was able to serve you in a time of need. I hope you have a Happy Holidays season! Follow Gabby Bernstein for more helpful tips!

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