Design Yourself 118: Creating Family Traditions

December is a month filled with family traditions for so many of us. Hopefully these traditions are experiences that you enjoy and that are aligned with what matters most to you! But don’t worry if that’s not the case. For many of us our traditions carry with them a weight that can be downright burdensome. It’s what we’ve always done and therefore we keep on doing it – without really thinking about it. In this week’s episode, Sharon looks closely at family traditions. (And yes we mean family in whatever way YOU define that community of loved ones around you.) What’s working for you? What’s missing? What’s getting in your way and how can you adapt or let go? Here’s to embracing what you love about your traditions and changing what you don’t. Life holds too much delight and wonder to carry anything less.

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Steps to Re-energize your Family Traditions

  • Take stock of the traditions you are holding. What’s working? What’s missing? What’s holding you back?
  • Include all the important people in your traditions. How do you define family? Do you have traditions with all the important people in your life?
  • Embrace JOMO when it comes to traditions. What’s one thing you could let go of? What about traditions that involve doing less and being more?
  • Choose What to Stop, Start and Continue. What will you stop doing? What will you start doing? What will you continue doing?

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