The Holidays are almost always super stressful. You spend an inordinate amount of time cleaning, cooking, buying gifts, wrapping gifts, etc. Something, or many things, always goes wrong. Someone misses a flight or their plane is delayed. Someone ends up stranded or gets stuck in the weather… The weather where they live, obviously, San Diego is 24/7 gorgeous.
My point is, there are multiple causes of holiday stress. All of those causes contribute to collected stressful energy in your environment (home, office, etc). That energy then impacts your health, long after the present time stressors have gone. You may still be feeling that failed pie, burnt turkey, cheap wine and mean comments from crotchety family members through January.
If you’re like me and you stress about prep, you could inadvertently be bombarding family members and friends with that energy when they come visit. Your home looks like a home. You had several breakdowns making sure that it does. But did you take the time to clear out the tense anxious energy before your guests arrived?
Research on Environment and Health
According the the University of Minnesota, there are three primary ways your environment affects you.
My Space Needs Cleansing. Now What?
Set aside some time. I know that’s harder than it sounds, but that’s why I’m telling you now! If you don’t know what a space cleansing is, take a look at “What is a Space Cleansing Anyway?” My last house cleansing was long overdue, and just the first half of it took nearly an hour. It’s worth it to be thorough. Another house cleansing I performed just last week was also lengthy, but my client told me that night was the first time her six-year-old daughter slept until morning without having night terrors.
It’s worth it to spend some time cleansing your space, and it’s not super pricey! Check out our other blog, “Top 7 Things You Can Do to #CleanseMySpace.” If it’s been a long time since you last cleansed your space, if you’ve never cleansed your space, if you don’t have the time or you feel overwhelmed, get in touch. Do it for your grandma with high blood pressure, your argumentative sister, your super loud, and kind of rude, uncle - and most importantly - do it for you.
Melissa Meade is a certified Reiki and Shamanic Practitioner in San Diego. Learn more about Warrior of the Light Reiki now.