The holiday season can spark a lot of mixed feelings with more socialising, organising, entertaining and planning happening, which are all fun until the social batteries run out and we neglect to recharge them.
The extra pressure, expenses, obligations, consumption, indulging, and above all, the extra stress so often come with the territory.
So aside from making choices that align with self-care (like saying no sometimes), another way to help you stay grounded this year is a little ‘keep your cup full’ exercise to stick on the fridge and help you check in with yourself! Its Self-care planning at its best.
It’s a great tool If you are feeling overwhelmed, over stretched, or forgetting to put your oxygen mask on first.
It’s so easy in the moment of fight, flight, freeze to forget what you need to do so let this be your daily check in and make sure its somewhere you will see it because we all know we can’t pour from an empty cup.
Start with four columns with a heading for each: Love Cup, Soul Cup, Intellectual Cup, Physical Cup.
Underneath each of those, write the things that light you up, bring you joy, or you know make you feel more positive and calmer as reminder to go do it.
Some examples are:
Quality Time with friends and or loved ones device free
Give yourself a hug
Time in nature
Meditation & mindfulness
Sipping herbal tea
Start a side hustle
Do a Short course
Cooking and eating a nourishing meal
Booking that physio or acupuncture appointment
Happy self-care planning!
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