Boundaries and Your Holiday Planning – Find Your Comfort Zone


Boundaries help you find and maintain your comfort zone for the holidays.

Time choices and time boundaries are your keys to finding time for what matters most to you. And, as the holidays draw closer and closer, what could be better that reducing your stress and increasing your enjoyment with these time tools?

I’ve written here previously about creating de-stressed holidays for yourself and those near and dear to you. And today I’d like to take a moment and explore, in greater detail, how your choices to set boundaries and use self-care skills make everything better at this time of year

Find Your Comfort Zone

Tip: Celebrate within your comfort zone.

What does that mean? Specifically, I invite you to take your needs seriously and give them priority in your planning. Before committing yourself to specific holiday preparations, consult with yourself.

  • How do you usually feel as the holiday progresses, and
  • How would you like to feel?

Action Step: Make conscious time choices.

You greatly enhance your holiday experience by proactively identifying what you want to make sure to include. Ask yourself these questions:

  • How much time alone do you need to recharge?
  • How much one-on-one time do you want with family members or friends?
  • What is central in making this time special to you?

Be as specific as possible. Note what would be ideal, and what is absolutely essential. These are your parameters, and you can refer back to this “map” for each time choice you need to make.

Exploration: Create new from the old.

The following exercise will help you grow into your power to reshape rituals.

Call past holidays to mind.

  • How did you feel at the onset of the activities?
  • How did you feel as the holiday progressed?
  • What was most meaningful, and for what reason?

Now consider how you would like to feel during this time. The more you focus on the heart of what is important to you, the more flexibility you can access to modify the externals. Remember that new rituals can be just as meaningful, if not more so, than old rituals that have outlived their relevance.

Build with Boundaries

In addition, this is a wonderful opportunity to explore setting new boundaries.

If you choose to share your “comfort zone” parameters with others, be sure to do so well in advance of the event. Negotiating when people are relaxed and flexible yields the most satisfying results.

Remember, time is concrete and limited. We each have 24-hours every single day. So, I hope that your time choices during the holiday season fill you with gratitude, as you enjoy the people, activities and quiet times that matter most to you.

Your Secret Power

Setting and maintaining boundaries is a difficult challenge for lots of smart, motivated people. People like you.  That’s why I’m excited to share “Your Secret Power: How to Honor Your Time and Claim Your Space with Boundaries” today.

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Boundary-setting is a skill that’s learnable, doable and definitely within your reach. As you work with the material in “Your Secret Power” you’ll learn to

  • Set and maintain boundaries to enhance your productivity and, yes, make more money;
  • Recharge your energy so you have the time and freedom to do what you value and enjoy in your life; and
  • Learn how to say no, which opens the door to your next big Yes!

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