ISM Shares How to Reset
The holidays are always packed with parties, activities, errands, and work. But when your calendar is filled to the brim, you often forget to put self-care on the schedule. Take these tips and bring them into the new year to help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
Build a Ritual
Building or keeping rituals during the busiest time of the year is crucial to maintaining a sense of control in your life. The key to keeping a routine during the holidays is building in smaller blocks of rituals that will allow you to better handle an unpredictable schedule. Pinpoint what part of your day you have the most control over and set your rituals for that time. Typically your mornings and evenings are where you have the most control. Whether it’s waking up earlier to get a workout in or read a few pages before you get ready for the day, or putting your phone away at night and spending quality time with your loved ones; a built out routine will help you feel centered.
Know Your Schedule Ahead of Time
Knowing your schedule ahead of time will help you get through the busy season without feeling the crash and burn. It’s easy to see why it’s important to include time for self-care during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, but the trick is to schedule it before you’re in the thick of it. Knowing when you’re working, when you have an event, and when you have time for yourself will help you prioritize anything else that may come up during the holidays.
Put Yourself on the Calendar & Don’t Be Afraid to Say No
With the holidays, it’s easy to say yes to every event that pops up. But, it’s okay to say no and take time to schedule in you time. Whether it’s meditation, going to a new workout class, or simply staying home in your PJs, it’s important that you prioritize your self-care. Taking the time to schedule in meditation or a favorite activity like gymnastics on an empty day before someone asks to fill that time slot reminds me that my self-care is a priority too.
We hope you remember to prioritize yourself and your time.