Do you get scare-cited about the holidays?
IE: you love the season but it also brings up feelings of dread and anxiety?
Ram Dass once said, “If you think you are enlightened, go and spend a week with your family.” 👈🏽
Our families are often the people who know us the best…and who tend to bring out the worst in us.
That doesn’t HAVE to be the case though.
You have more control over the situation than you might think.
If people have treated you poorly in the past, you can set boundaries in advance.
That means you don’t have to put up with behavior that makes you feel like shit. 🙌
You can simply leave.
Maybe for a 20 minute walk, maybe to go to your hotel, maybe to go back home.
If the issue is really bad, you don’t even have to go in the first place.
Decide before you go what kind of behavior you are not ok with and know what you will do if your boundaries are violated. ✔️
Your family is made up of individuals with different thoughts and feelings that you have no control over. Boundaries aren’t about changing their behavior, but about changing how you respond to their behavior.
Need help building holiday boundaries or boundaries in general?
Book a Discovery Consultation with me today and let’s do this. 🦋