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Holiday Self Care: Get Your Zen On!
How will you take care of yourself when the Holidays get hectic? What is your holiday self care plan? What will you do when things get hectic or someone pushes your buttons?
Take actions for holiday self care:
- Dream, feel, see, believe on what you choose to focus on for the holidays
- Know your triggers. What, who, where, How, why. Acknowlege and don’t judge it.
- Create a selfcare plan. Who will support you, what you will do. Write it down and have it handy.
- Remember what’s important and let the other stuff go.
Certified life coach, author & award-winning professional life organizer Julie Coraccio shares steps and tips to support you in creating the life you choose, deserve and desire through decluttering your life, mindfulness and how to organize your life.
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Transcript Holiday Self Care
Julie Coraccio 0:00
Today on clearing the clutter inside and out, we’re talking about a self care plan. Do you know how to take care of yourself when the holidays get stressful? Are you able to keep calm when someone pushes your buttons? How can you make different choices this season? Let’s finish our month focusing on the holidays.
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Today’s episode was inspired because one, self care is really important. We shouldn’t be doing it just around the holidays. I encourage you to have a regular self care plan. Holidays can be really hard for someone, my mother, but forever. When are you gonna have a boyfriend? When you get married? Who are you dating? I hear that all the time. Once in my 20s and I got married in my 40s my mother made a comment about oh, you know, this would be great for Julie. Something around a wedding or some something I don’t remember because my younger brother who’s the funny one relate the story to me. And my younger brother Justin was like Julie Whoa. And my mom said your sister And he said, mom, she’s not even dating anyone. It can be really hard. Maybe it’s not your mother, maybe it’s not. They want to know when you get married, or how are your finances, when you’re going to get promoted? It can be different things different people. The holidays can not only trigger a lot of motions, they can also bring out some of our spiritual challenges. The holidays are also a great time to do some self examination and make some positive changes. First, focus on the positive where the attention goes, the energy flows. Keep your focus on the positive. Are you going to be able to do this 100%? No. But more often than not better than not at all. Focus on what you’re choosing to create. Not the stuff driving you nuts. People always asking where’s the boyfriend or girlfriend, you keep focusing on that your problem We’re gonna get a lot more comments and questions about it. What’s important to you during the holidays, make the choice to do things that make you happy. You cannot deal with the crazy family holiday dinner, make a choice not to go. Getting sick is a great, easy excuse. Don’t believe in lying. I don’t think that that’s a good road to take. However, sometimes you just got to do what you got to do. If you have a sniffle. That could be potentially the flu and you don’t want to hurt anyone else. Sometimes we must put ourselves completely first and it doesn’t matter what it is. Encourage you again, choose what you would like to do this holiday season. Second, become aware. Know your triggers. I use the example of all being asked when I was going to get married. Maybe you’re aware of those really huge triggers. But what about the not so obvious ones? You have a friend that seems to get everything you desire every holiday season. And her Instagram account looks like it was done by a pro. She has all these gifts. She looks great in our cocktail dress, day off Instagram. If you know that’s a trigger, going to get you in a downward spiral possibly depress you make the choice to stay off social media. Where else are your triggers? So if your mom’s gonna ask about a boyfriend or girlfriend, who can you text? Do you have a sibling that can run an interference? My younger brother was really great for that. Can you silently scream or hit a pillow? Become aware? How do you usually respond? I would get really angry and upset At my mom, and then I would soak the rest of the night. I wouldn’t have a good time. As I got older and worked on myself, and cleared some spiritual clutter, I chose to respond differently. I realized my mom wanting me to be married was coming from a place of love. She just worried about me. She didn’t want me to be lonely. She wanted to make sure I could pay my bills. It was really from a place of caring and concern. I realized her nagging me was about her, and it wasn’t about me. I examine my life. I was happy being single. I did want to find someone and thankfully I did. But I didn’t let myself get upset anymore. I just say silently to myself. You’ll find the right person when you need to end would either politely cut off the conversation. Have my brother run interference Or just walk away? Are you overwhelmed each holiday season? Do you try and stay organized but can’t keep up with it all?
Would you like to reduce your stress during the holidays instead of having it grow my proven coaching training the cluttering an organizing tips can get you where you need to be quickly. Check out my class and mp3 or video format, how to get organized, reduce stress and stay sane during the holiday season. Topics covered include organizing for the holidays, clearing clutter in all areas, including post holidays, using technology to reduce holiday stress and going green to save time and money. Go to reawaken your brilliance calm under the life organization tab, where you’ll see classes How can you choose to respond differently Have a plan in place. I’m a huge fan of deep breathing. Go to the bathroom and breathe for five minutes if you need to be aware of the triggers, and how you will choose to do something different, instead of getting angry, upset or bursting into tears, don’t beat yourself up. It’s about progress, not perfection, you’re wasting energy. When you’re beating yourself up for not getting it quote unquote, right every time. If you manage to choose to respond differently once during the holidays, fantastic, celebrate that win. And finally, take action. Awareness plus action equals change. Having a plan in place can make a big difference. When we’re caught up in the moment and overwhelmed. It’s hard. If you’ve made a plan, thought it through a little bit. You have a plan. better chance of being able to execute it. Write it down, have it handy, review it. Here’s some ways you can take action. take time for yourself. Even if you’re at a party, you can go to an upstairs bathroom and lock yourself in it for 510 minutes if you need to. Throughout the entire holidays, take time for yourself. Make sure you’re getting time to recharge. You can sit quietly simply closing your eyes and focusing on warm holidays can help get you in a good frame of mind. Breathe. I’m a huge fan of breathing. Most of us aren’t taking deep breaths. Take a few minutes every day, set your day by doing some deep breathing. I’m a huge fan of mobile apps. That my friends is My Woman cave. And one of the ways that I do daily self care. who supports you? Who’s a good friend that you can check in with? And can say, how are you doing? Are you taking care of yourself? How can I support you? surround yourself with people who are going to be there when you need them? What are ways that you can support yourself? What helps you relax? Maybe it’s classical music. Maybe it’s watching a funny movie. What actions can you take for good self care? Take the time to write out your self care plan. Especially if you haven’t been taking good care of yourself. Make it a to do that you in your schedule that you have to take the time out to do okay, I need to take the time out to meditate today. You know what it’s on my list. I’m going to do it. I’m going to be aware and I’m going to take action If you’re still stuck, ask your friends how they take care of themselves. I’ve mentioned before on other podcast episodes, mowing the lawn is meditation for me. Think outside the box, you’re only limited by your imagination. When I finish recording this episode, I’m going to go make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for a workshop I’m attending. I love to bake. And Gosh, do I love pumpkin season and I thought, what a great thing. I can share pumpkin cookies with my classmates. And I also have a client tomorrow so she’s going to benefit from my baking. Baking and giving my baked goods to others is a way that I nurture people. What can you do? Have a self care plan this holiday season and commit to sticking to it. Okay, take actions from today’s podcast. Dream, feel see believe on what you choose to focus on for the holidays.
Know your triggers. What? Who, where, how? Why? acknowledge your triggers, and don’t judge them. Create a self care plan who will support you? What will you do? Write it down, have it handy and review it often. Remember what’s important and let the other stuff go. Next month we’re talking about tidying up for the new year. Go out clear the clutter to create the life you choose. deserve and desire. You ready to live a more joyful and fulfilling life. Sign up for our newsletter at reawaken your brilliance calm and receive a free copy of 10 steps to clearing the clutter inside and out. If you enjoyed today’s episode, I would love it if you would rate and review the show because it really helps us in the search ranking. See you next Tuesday at one o’clock. Remember, when you clear your clutter, you can create the life you desire.
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