Undoubtedly we will be spending time with our loved ones and they may mess up and say things about you and your business that may trigger you
So let's talk about how we can create some boundaries so that your energy is isn't drained and you can go back to work without a chip on your shoulder!
Know Your Limits: It is important you know your triggers and use those triggers as a guide to put boundaries and safeguard your emotional wellbeing.
Clear Communication: Drawing a line and clearly communicating that you appreciate their viewpoint but you are not open to discussing this further with them.
Look at their perspective: When a loved one triggers us, a good reframe is to see from their perspective. Once you start doing this, you will see not everything people say is personal but more of a reflection of them and how they view the world which is different from yours.
Time Management: If you know certain people are going to be draining, tweak your schedule and budget some time to just decompress and recenter before you go back to work and vice versa!
Embrace 'No': Your energy is everything, so learn to protect it. Decline commitments that don't align with your priorities.
Separate Spaces: Don't bring up your work in your personal spaces unless it is a place that can uplift you and enhance your business. Otherwise keep the two worlds separate.
Self-Care Priority: This is your holiday too, so prioritize activities that rejuvenate you, recenters you or brings you joy. The happier you are, the better you can show up with family and work!
Be Kind to Yourself: You are the biggest cheerleader and champion for your business. Take time to listen to your inner north star, focus on letting it become the loudest voice in your mind!
By establishing clear lines, you safeguard your well-being and the longevity of your small business.
It is the season to be merry so let those annoying comments slide off your back and show up as the badass person you see and dream yourself as!
As always, I'm here to help you get ridiculously loyal customers so give me a shout! I love to hear from you!