My Secret To Enjoying Every Holiday!

Do the holidays ever leave you feeling depleted or annoyed?

Many of us will celebrate Passover or Easter this weekend. And we will gather with family and friends.

Sometimes holiday celebrations can be fun. Other times, they leave us feeling upset or exhausted if we are hosting, or if we have challenging family members.  

I find that coming up with a few mantras before such gatherings is enormously helpful. 

 Here are my favorites:

  • “Everyone is doing the best they can.” I believe most people are doing the best they can in the moment, even if they are unkind or mean. It is one of my favorite mantras. I remind myself of this when I am around challenging people. 
  • “It is OK to ask for help.” I typically host family gatherings. I remind myself that it is perfectly OK to ask for as much help as I need – including help cleaning up!
  • “I will make myself happy.” This is a reminder to establish boundaries where I need them, and to make sure that any holiday celebration I attend will include time for myself so that I do not feel depleted.

I’d love to hear if these mantras help you!   

Enjoy your holiday!

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Kathy McCabe
Life Coach

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Do You Have A “Joy List?”

A Joy List is a list of things you can do that will bring you JOY – right now – no matter what else is happening in your life.😍

When my client, “Lena,” created her list, she was amazed to discover so many of her “joys” were simple and cost nothing. Lena’s list included things like: “Look up at the sky.”β˜€οΈ

Today my Joy List includes: 1) playing with my dog, Buttercup; πŸ•  2) taking a walk; 3) playing fun music; 4) dancing with my daughter;πŸ’ƒ  5) doing a headstand!

I have noticed that I feel the most joy when I am playing, and I try to infuse that playful feeling into all that I do.  

I keep my list taped to a wall so that I am reminded to practice finding my joy, everyday – no matter what. It is always a choice.

If you want a simple way to create more JOY in your life, make a Joy List. πŸ˜ƒ

Here are some tips:

  1. Take 15 minutes and write down at least 10 things that fill you with delight. Do not censor yourself.  
  2. Once you have your own list, post it where you will see it.
  3. Make a practice of doing at least one thing on your Joy List everyday.

I would love to hear what is on your Joy List! Feel free to post in the comments!

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Kathy McCabe
Life Coach

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You Are Amazing

You are AMAZING.   

Can you own that?

We all have things about ourselves we want to change or improve, but most of us don’t spend enough time owning how special we really are. 

What would your life look like if you truly owned how unique, special and AMAZING you are right now – exactly as you are, without changing one thing.

Your uniqueness doesn’t come from a relationship, job, children, physical attributes, money or material possessions. 

While there are many reasons you are amazing, consider these two: 

  1. There are 7 billion people on this planet and no one isΒ exactlyΒ like you!
  2. Experiencing andΒ surviving –at some point in your life – the human conditions of stress, suffering, loss, disappointment, betrayal and sadness make you amazing!

The fact that you may have good relationships, or you are doing great work, or you are busy being a parent may make you EXTRA amazing. Or, the fact that you have risen above your challenges may make you EXTRA amazing!

Can you say “I am amazing” and truly believe it?

If you can’t, can you say something really positive about yourself that you believe? Can you say it – and OWN it?  

I’d love to hear it!!! 

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Kathy McCabe
Life Coach

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