We all know that solo time is the first thing to go during the holidays. Family gatherings and parties with friends fill our time. Everyone else’s needs come first, right? But we’ve all heard the saying “You can’t fill a cup from an empty pitcher.” Keeping our pitcher full this time of year can be hard, and filling it can feel selfish. But to move forward into the holiday and be the light, we have to feel full and fulfilled.
Prompt: Block out 15 minutes for yourself. It might be after work, alone with a few candles lit, or on your lunch break walking outside. Find some space, and reflect on how you can continue bringing more light into your holiday season. Your spirit should be rejuvenated by this time, not drained, so if you’re exhausted try to slow down and figure out why. Love yourself, first.