Setting Healthy Boundaries during the Holidays 🦃🎄

Taking care of your self and your body involves learning how to set boundaries in relationships. When you are stressed you are more likely to overeat, make rash decisions and lose sleep.When someone oversteps their bounds in your life or you are finding yourself arguing with someone it can turn on your fight or flight response causing high blood pressure, cortisol spikes, and weight gain.If you find yourself tensing up or changing your behavior around certain people maybe they have too much access to your life. Are you walking on eggshells to prevent a certain behavior?Stop 🚫it or stay away….I promise it’s ok to want to enjoy the holidays in peace without others drama…
If you don’t know how to set boundaries in relationships you will burn out and allow others to control your time and energy. It’s not selfish to set up boundaries, it’s actually very healthy.Here are a couple of affirmations to write down and recite before the Turkey 🦃and Christmas 🎄Tree Trimming….✔ I will not work harder on their problems than my own.✔I will not spend my time trying to change someone who doesn’t want to change.✔I will not allow the same person to repeatedly hurt me over and over.✔I will not change my behavior or my beliefs to appease others.It’s not your job to be everything to everyone and you should not be working harder on people’s problems than they are.Best Wishes on a great Holiday,Lady O 🦋Ashes To Beauty Mentoring & Outreach

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

How was your thanksgiving?

Are you still eating, relaxing, or in the bed from being stuffed like me😋🤣

Did you cook or like me just went around to every house 🏡

I didn’t cook this year as my son is still in Texas and can’t leave the state (see other blog posts).

So it was bitter sweet for me as this is his favorite holiday and he ❤️loves my cooking 🥘

Thank God for friends and family who cook enough for us all.👌🏾

How are you feeling? I know this time of the year can cause some to retreat or have triggers, hope those of you avoided any negative thoughts and enjoyed your day!

Well this turkey is stuffed 😂

Have a great night, don’t eat too much!!!

Olivia