It’s interesting, when I mention boundaries in my workshops and classes, I often get a mixed reaction about them. I have people that are like, “Yes! Boundaries!” and others that just groan and don’t want to talk about them. I get it. I sometimes groan about boundaries too. Like what even are they? And why are they so much work?
Stress. We all have it. But sometimes we don’t slow down enough to see it creeping up on us. How many times have you looked back and said, “Oh yeah, I guess there WERE red flags waving at me…”So how do you know if you’re stressed—I mean really stressed? Well, in order to avoid a full on meltdown, I’m sharing with you a little visualization I do with myself when I feel things starting to get overwhelming. The interesting things is that I often think I’m handling it ok and when I tune in, I find out I’m not.
What if saying no, was a gift for both people? Often we yes to things in life because we feel that we "should" or we don't want to let the other person down. But what if no is really a gift? What if, by saying "no", you allow the other person the room or space they need right at that moment?
The Holidays can be so much more fun when we say yes to things that resonate with us and no to things that don't--without feeling guilty! When we say no, we avoid burnout and that cranky feeling that comes with being depleted. How do you know what to say no to? I've got a short intuitive exercise that uses your body as a divination tool that will help with determining whether or not you should say no...