It's time for my annual friendly Holiday reminders.
Kind of like your reminder for your annual. You may not want to recognize it but it’s important. Although this is a lot less intrusive.
During the Holidays we forget we have agency over our life. We revert to old family power dynamics and literally buy into what society tells us matters.
We totally forget we have the power to make the choices that are important to us so just in case you may forget.....
It's okay to set boundaries and expectations for you and your family. It's not mean. It's you protecting what is important to you. And yes family can just be defined as just YOU!
You can define what the Holidays look like. It's okay to say goodbye to things you have done and hello to things you want to try. Pizza over Turkey? Yummy. Experiences over presents? How fun! Do nothing. That's cool too.
You can say no to societal expectations. The chaos, the rushing, the materialism. These are not requirements. You can say "hard pass" and focus on what is important to you.
There is no time that we need to be reminded more of the power of choice than the Holidays. It's so easy to focus so much on what we "should do" or "have always done" or "what everyone else is doing" that the joy is sucked right out.
Where do you need to take back some agency over your life around the Holidays? I want to hear from you!