Just thought I'd pop in to see how everyone is doing. I just scheduled an appointment to have my xmas lights installed and it hit me that we are officially entering into the holiday season. I know that can come with lots of mixed emotions, so chime in below! I'd love to send some positive energy or words of encouragement your way 🙂
I love the holiday season, but I always feel some pressure to make the most of it and pack as much fun as I can in! I find it hard to remember to set aside down time to relax, but I also get holiday FOMO and want to do all the things. Would love any advice on managing this balance.
I am right there with you. I actually kind of hate the day after Christmas, lol! So, I am someone who believes that self-care can look different for everyone. For some (possibly you) self-care may actually look like doing all of the things. It may be hard for you to remember to relax because your spirit is being fed in a different way :). That said, I would recommend the following:
Let your bedtime routine be the cherry on top of your busy days. Along with a nice hot shower, incorporating your favorite body scrubs, candles, and tea, etc. are all good ways to intentionally decompress at the end of the day.
Be clear on your limitations/boundaries; try to focus on doing the things that feel good for you.
Consider proactively scheduling an end of year PRD a.k.a. Personal Retreat Day. Nothing fancy. Just a day after most of the festivities have died down, that allows you to disconnect and replenish your energy. I'll talk about. this more in some of my upcoming content!