‘Tis the season for cookies, pies, and oh-so-sweet treats. Everywhere you turn there’s a cookie calling your name and sweet treats begging to be savored. From the office break room, to the countless holiday parties, there is no lack of sugary desserts. And, that’s before Grandma/Mom/Aunt Dessert Queen makes her famous homemade whatcha-ma-call-it. With the holiday season in full-swing, we’re faced with one big, glaring question – to eat, or not to eat?
Many of these sweet treats only surface once a year, so of course you want to indulge in their deliciousness. However, before you even take a bite of that warm apple pie, your mind starts to run wild. If you eat that you’re going to gain weight and look gross. Eating that is soooo unhealthy. What if you eat that and lose all control and willpower over your food choices and your body?! If you do decide to treat yo’self to a sweet holiday treat, you’re often left swimming in a pool of food guilt and even more anxiety and negative self-talk.
This, my friends, is what I call the shitstorm of negativity. The wild, whirling of negative thoughts and emotions based in fear, anxiety, and control. Of course the shitstorm of negativity isn’t exclusive to the holiday season, but it seems to run rampant between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. The holiday season is meant to be one of joy, gratitude, and love, yet we’ve managed to infuse the holiday season with fear, guilt, and anxiety. Not ideal. It seems we may have lost touch with what truly brings us joy during this festive time of year. We become caught up in food guilt and anxiety and miss out on the beauty all around us.
Here are just a few of the things that we miss out on when we’re caught up in the shitstorm of negativity, micromanaging our food choices:
- Quality time with loved ones
- The shimmer of holiday lights at night
- Giving and receiving gratitude
- The scents of the season – pine, cedar, cinnamon, and clove
- Snuggle time in your fuzzy socks and cozy robe
- Snow-covered treetops
- Foods prepared with love for you to enjoy
It’s time to let go of the food guilt, move beyond the anxiety, and embrace the many joys of the season. Grab your downloadable action guide and discover how-to stop food guilt and anxiety in 5 steps. Plus, this action guide features 3 additional downloadable tools for saying so-long to the shitstorm of negativity for good! Go ahead, treat yourself to a holiday season filled with joy, gratitude, and love.