Part 1. Boundaries.
With the holidays upon us, it is so easy to get wrapped up in everything that is going on around us: shopping, gifts, banquets and feasts, family & friends, and did I say shopping?
The holidays for many people are a time of celebration and festivity. With so much excitement, joy, passion and exuberance, it is easy to get caught up in the energy of the holidays and whisked away. Our schedules become jam-packed, we try to stuff our schedules as much as we try to stuff one more breadcrumb in that big family turkey, and one more piece of Grandma’s delicious pumpkin pie for dessert.
Remember to “bake-in” downtime during the holidays.
Yet, it is important to remember to “bake-in” downtime during the holidays. Boundaries protect us and the better boundaries we have, the happier we will be! So, make sure to schedule some “you” time, so that you can rest and relax, and be energized and recharged, and you can really enjoy what the holidays have to offer. So, the better boundaries we have between spending time with ourselves versus others, the better we will ensure that we have the energy required to make the most of the holidays and the people that we get to spend time with.
Best way to ensure that we have the energy required
to make the most of the holidays!
I still encourage people to go out and have fun during the holidays, go skiing, play hockey on the outdoor rink, spend some time in nature, and enjoy the winter wonderland. Check out the many activities that are offered throughout the holiday season, as many great organizations have different themes and festivities. Perhaps consider doing some volunteer work at any numerous organizations that may require extra assistance this time of year.
Consider doing some volunteer work at any numerous organizations.
So, during the holiday season, I encourage everyone to take some time to reflect how they truly want to spend their time, energy, money, and resources. We only have so much of each, and the better boundaries we have in these areas, and the more balance we practice, the more fulfilling, energizing, and nurturing, the holidays will be.
As we said on the farm, we work and we play hard. There is a time to work, there is a time to rest, and there is a time to play!
Come heal, grow and create together