IS there such a thing as self-care for a woman in preparation of the holidays? Yes, there is. What’s the first step?
So you don’t have control of what your host will serve you and there is too much food.
Way too much.
Too many desserts, too much temptation.
You don’t have time to exercise or to “chill out” and take a rest.
You’re doing holy work and it’s hard.
Not of the work, of your expectations. Don’t take the holidays as an excuse to lose control. Neither mentally, emotionally, nor physically. But let go. It’s a special time of the year and this is the self-care work that you need to work on – letting go. Do the best that you can and know that after things settle down, a month of boring routine is around the corner and you will get back on track.
Stay focused. Appreciate all your hard work and effort. Do the best that you can with what you can and remember that this is the month of growth, spiritual self-care, and hard work. It won’t last forever. And ironically, when the holidays are over, we will miss the excitement and the buzz!