Stock Up On Self Care.
(2 Ways To Serve Up Self Awareness This Holiday.)
The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year, but they can also be the most stressful. So, it’s a good idea to be prepared…and to be proactive with our self care.
- 1) Know Thy Self: Take a moment to survey yourself about what exactly stresses you out most during the holidays. Then, come up with some ways you can support yourself in those situations. For example, if you know you have a tendency to do too much, and are uncomfortable with asking for help in those moment, plan ahead. Let one of your trusted friends, or family members, in on your insight, and ask them if they’d be willing to support you in whatever suits you best. Don’t be afraid to be specific with your requests. Everyone appreciates clarity. And the key is to ask for the kind of support you’d like BEFOREHAND...when things are calm...and not wait until the day of the event when you may already have lost your balance, or your mind😳.
- 2) Know Thy Family And Friends: If year after year, you’ve noticed certain unsettling patterns happen between you, family members and/or friends, once again, identify those things beforehand. Come up with a plan with some options of how you could take care of yourself in those moments. Do you have some ideas of what those things might look like? Sometimes, it’s helpful to brainstorm with friends, as we may be blinded to opportunities that we would have never thought of ourselves.
It’s amazing how big of an impact a little preparation can have.
As most of us have heard by now, Einstein’s famous quote: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” So, let’s not fall for the same ol’ insanity. Let’s do something different this year. Let’s be prepared. Let’s plan ahead. Let’s identify, and initiate, some new action steps that would support an outcome that truly would feel wonderful.
Wishing you a merry, safe, and sane, holiday!
Founder, Conscious Ink