Hi friends! 👋
Have you had to say NO 🙅 to anyone this week (…not including your child 👶🏻 )? Did you WANT to say NO 🙅 to anyone?
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I’m here with a little mid-week, mid-holiday encouragement for you on preserving some of your emotional and relational resources.
For many of us, it’s around this time that our stress levels are fairly high 📈, OR we’re bracing ourselves for some high-stress situations.
If this is you, here’s our hack:
One word, but can be super hard to do! That said, when we do practice boundary implementation and follow through we become better stewards of our resources and capacities.
In addition to the mental benefits, boundaries also save you $ on unnecessary gifts and stress-related impulse buys.
We can practice this in 2 ways over the next week:
With ourselves 🙋
With others 🫂
First, we need to identify how much emotional and relational currency we’re working with at the moment. Much like taking a look at the money in our bank account, it’s not unlimited! 💬
From there we can identify HOW we want to spend our emotional and relational currency, this means asking ourselves what is and is not ok in this next week for me to be a part of and do?
Finally, we can communicate to ourselves and others what we will and won’t commit to, give, participate in, talk about, etc.
You are the only one who can decide and act upon the way you want to show up in the world, so while we can’t set other people’s boundaries, we CAN set our own, and we CAN inform people what to expect from us and how we want to be treated.
So start small and know you have permission to say No 🙅🏻♀️ AND permission to say Yes 🙌!
Until next time,
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