You are busy and have a lot on your plate. Just when you think you cannot add one more thing – here comes the hustle and bustle of the holidays!
As a career driven woman, the holidays often add to your exhaustion and overwhelm often taking you to your breaking point.
I used to hit my breaking point and find myself sick through the holidays and recovering in January but there is another way. You can reclaim your time, relationships, inner game and energy this holiday season with these 6 easy tips.
1. Pace Yourself
This can seem tricky when you’re already exhausted and over scheduled – but to get it all done and over with you cram everything into a day or two. Don’t try and do all your shopping after a packed work day. DON’T!
This is how you get sick, make mistakes and snap at people. Instead, simplify your schedule for the WHOLE holiday season and create a balance with family, friends, co-workers or team members, activities, etc. Expand your time instead of overbooking.
Also, give yourself extra time to get stuff done! Things always take longer than you thought they would.
When you pace yourself this holiday season, you’ll find it brings you more joy and less exhaustion. Added bonus, time will feel like it’s moving slower.
2. Don’t Over Commit
You like to show up and be there for everyone. You probably end up doing more that you need to. I get it! But when you over commit you end up cancelling on things last minute because you are so exhausted and overwhelmed.
Instead, look at your schedule and make sure it is balanced. Leave space in for last minute things that WILL come up that you’ll want to do. Leave a day empty on the weekend if you can to help you recharge, get some self-care in and do what will bring you joy!
When you say “no” you say YES to things you actually want to do. Stop over committing!
3. Do Things You ACTUALLY Want to Do
Do not do things this holiday season because you feel like you HAVE to. We all know when you’re at an event or doing something you don’t want to do. That energy is a downer and contagious.
Instead do things that will make you happy and bring more joy to you this holiday season.
Personally, I know what I want to buy as gifts but I don’t like to shop. I spend my time tuning it to find the perfect gift and I hire someone to do the actual shopping and wrapping – things that don’t bring me joy so I can have the time and energy for FUN.
4. Have Fun!
Let’s get back to the basics – the holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and fun. Do things that will bring you joy. Things that will create memories you will look back at fondly.
What are some things that will be fun for YOU – not everyone around you but for YOU – to do this holiday season? Do it!
5. Take Time for Yourself
Self-care is KEY to balance this holiday season and stay HEALTHY.
It can be simple and free or high end pampering, you get to decide:
- Start your work day in balance
- Practice your energy work to balance your energy throughout the day
- Read a book
- Get enough sleep
- Eat lunch
- Have a spa day
- Celebrate your success at your favorite restaurant
- Book a vacation that energizes or recharges you
The better place you are in, the better your experiences and relationships will be.
6. Be Aware of Your Energy
The energy you give is the energy you receive. And remember, you don’t have to take on anyone else’s energy – that helps no one.
Put the tips above into place this holiday season so you are showing up from a place of power and joy, not a place of exhaustion and irritation. May your holiday season be filled with love and joy this year and in years to come!
Here’s a 5 minute guided meditation I created to help you calm and balance your energy at any time of the day!
Lisa Gornall is a Spiritual Medium, Healer and Coach. She is also an author, speaker and offers event support and coaching program support for your clients.
Lisa uses her intuitive abilities to coach career driven women at or near their breaking point to reset.
Get your head, energy and life on point. Let’s get back to that freedom lifestyle you originally envisioned! Reset.