Over the weekend I came across this headline in the Charlotte newspaper: “Boomers ready to retire from holiday hubbub, but their kids won’t let them.” Oh boy. There was definitely a time when I was guilty of putting pressure on my poor parents to relive old holiday traditions!
Giving people the nostalgic holiday experience that they want can become overwhelming if it’s directly at odds with your own self care.
In my last blog post, I shared my one holiday eating “rule”: Not taking on other people’s food shame. Here are more of my favorite holiday (and beyond) self care reminders:
Here’s the take-home: you are allowed to take care of yourself through the busy-ness. Even if you're surrounded by challenging family members and the competing priorities of work, home, and your social life. Even if other people don’t like your boundaries.
Your self care and health are as important as ever when things get busy! It’s the perfect time to take a deep breath and slow down, as often as you can.
If you need support for slowing down and you’re in the Chapel Hill, NC area, I hope you’ll join me for private yoga lessons. As 2015 comes to a close, I’m currently offering gift certificates for a mini package of 2 private yoga lessons, perfect for starting the new year with a bit more calm and peace of mind. They’re a great gift for someone you love (including yourself)! Click here for more information.