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9 Tips to Avoid Energy Drain This Holiday Season

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

The holiday season is upon us... and so is the stress that it so often brings. There are so many things to do, on top of all of the every-other-day busyness. It can be more than a little overwhelming. With that in mind, here are...

9 Tips to Avoid Energy Drain This Holiday Season

  1. Know your why. Ask yourself what’s important to you about the holidays, and make sure that it’s being reflected in your experiences... and make sure you’re getting enough of what you need and want to make the holiday season special.

  2. Make a list and check it twice… This exercise is a game changer! List all the things you’d like to accomplish by the end of the year, or by a specific date. Then, loosely lay them all out on your calendar. Give yourself plenty of time for each item in your schedule so you don't set yourself up to be overwhelmed. This bird's eye view approach will let you see just how full your schedule is and allow you to decide if anything needs to be delegated or ditched.

  3. Tap for anything and everything! The holidays have a way of bringing out the best and worst in family, friends, and fellow humans. Use this time as an opportunity to see what’s unhealed in yourself. Then, tap on it before you go to bed.

  4. Practice saying, “let me check my schedule”. Before committing to any new plans, take a beat. This will give you a chance to ask yourself if you have time and energy in your schedule to do it.

  5. Set your daily schedule over morning coffee… Remember that list and calendar from Tip #2? Use it to decide what's reasonable to get done each day. This daily practice will give you a chance to check in with yourself to see if any plans from your larger schedule need to be shifted due to weather, new social engagements, or your capacity to get completed what you had originally planned. Make sure you block off you time, downtime with family and friends, and time to recover from groups, gatherings, and crowds whenever necessary (especially important for you hsp's).

  6. Listen to your body, not your schedule. Check in with yourself a few times a day, take a moment to breathe deeply, and ask yourself what your body most needs in that moment. Check your energy and then check your schedule. Renegotiate your schedule any time you feel you’re stretching yourself too thin. You are more important than the thing you think needs doing.

  7. Take note of your habits and your relationships. With so much packed into one month, and so many expectations about what the holidays are “supposed to be”, this is a time of great imbalance for so many people. Notice in your life where things seem to be a bit out of balance. You might want to jot down what you notice during this time of year about your thoughts, patterns, and relationships. This can be very useful information to come back to later on to further your healing once the holidays are in the rear view mirror.

  8. Buy a present just for you! Ask yourself what you really want... and get it. If you're shopping for presents for people you love, why not make a habit of deciding to get yourself something special, too? A gift from you to you. (If the gift of recovering from burnout, boosting your confidence, or joining a group to explore your intuition and innate gifts made your list, I've got you covered with these programs.)

  9. Gift yourself a session. If this season finds you overwhelmed and needing some help to find your balance, give yourself the gift of a session dedicated to your own inner peace and wellbeing.

Wishing you all a wonderful, peaceful, and joyful holiday season!


Angela Hed Vincent (she/her), owner of True You Tapping, is an EFT Master and Energy Medicine Practitioner for people at their emotional and spiritual breaking point.

She helps her clients honor and release the emotional traumas of their past, using their biggest challenges as catalysts for transformation, so they can more fully embody the truth of who they are, even in they don't truly know the cause of their issue.

Angela introduces something new to the world of healing and transformation. She has developed a unique approach to burnout recovery and intuitive development, and continues to create innovative programs to help people find their balance in various aspects of life.

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