The “busy” season. It’s not only a season to gather with loved ones, but it’s also a season of spending. We spend time, energy, and, of course, money. Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have ended, we will continue into the season by wrapping gifts, decorating the Christmas tree, and watching our favorite holiday movies.
Especially at the end of the year, we often feel pressured to say, “YES!” to more plans with family and friends. There’s so much to do and so little time. Or maybe you’re reading this wishing you had more loved ones nearby, or more invitations to holiday events.
This message still applies to you.
Self-care is setting aside conscious efforts, both big and small, to invest in your contentment and happiness. Self-care looks different for every individual, and it’s very important because it helps us stay grounded, feeling positive, and improves our ability to give to others.
We give so much to others during this wonderful time of year. Whether it’s through gifts, charities, acts of kindness, or through our time. But, you are also worth giving these efforts to.
I want to challenge you to continue to intentionally spend time, energy, and money, on yourself during the holidays. Self-care requires us to say, “No,” to plans when we are overwhelmed or need a break. It requires us to indulge in a relaxing bubble bath, or spend a few extra dollars on a hot cup of overpriced coffee.
Even the smallest gestures can lift your spirits and make you feel merry and bright.