Find Time for Boundaries and Self-Care During the Holidays!

BathBoundaries and self-care are so important, no matter what time of year it is.

And finding time as the holiday season is upon us gets harder and harder, doesn’t it? This time of year, it’s so easy to let yourself get swept up and swept along in the rush and bustle.

That’s why it’s so important to plan ahead and schedule in some time to breathe! Your ability to enjoy the holidays and not feel depleted (and, ultimately, disappointed) depends on your ability to find ways to take care of yourself throughout the season.

My advice to you?

Make boundaries and self-care a priority. That means changing what’s a common view of self-care.

It is not an indulgence, it is a responsibility.

Making self-care your responsibility means that your next job is to find time for yourself.  To do this, you’ll need to use your skills with setting, communicating, and following through on time and relationship boundaries.

Start small.

I’d advise you to start small, especially if boundary-setting is relatively new to you.  Begin with a boundary you know you’ll be able to maintain. Maybe try something like going for a 10-minute walk first thing in the morning.  Communicate your boundary to those who need to know.  Then follow through on your plan, validate your success, and build from that base.

Broken down into steps, it sounds pretty easy, doesn’t it? It’s important to start thinking about this and practicing now, because as the holidays get closer and closer, your life’s demands will accelerate and finding time will get harder.

Boundaries and self-care offer big rewards.

The rewards for taking care of yourself using time and relationship boundaries are huge. Remember, self care is your responsibility no matter what the season.  Start now, and enhance your holiday enjoyment while you find time!

What do you think?  How do you use boundaries in your life?  Are they a challenge for you? What will you do today to help yourself?

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