The Holidays are upon us. What the heck happen to us when we go home or gather around our family members we don’t see very often? Why does my mom still insist on having “the kids” who are age range 35-45 to wear matching pajamas Christmas morning!? Do you find yourself acting differently, younger maybe, surprising yourself and how sensitive you might act? A lot of people find this troublesome during the Holidays. What I am speaking about is ROLES. Unconsciously we can revert back to our old roles (whether we are being cajoled into them “pajama pushing” or just fall into them on our own). For example: You can be a career professional, a husband a father and more…and still feel 10 years old around the dinner table with your family somehow. You might notice familiar or old roles in conversations or habits. Others might really want you to stay in old roles (its comfortable and familiar to them) and it might feel awful to you or give you a warm find memory (Snuggling in the PJ’s might not sound so bad sometimes if it makes mom happy.) you might just draw the line at the ones with little footies.
However it comes, notice it. Try and accommodate yourself for it in the ways that suit you. Be very kind with yourself and others. There can be a lot of emotion and family dynamics during the Holi-DAZE!