203 Stress-Free Holidays (AKA Boundaries are the Best Presents)
It’s that time of year again- it’s officially holiday season. This is the time for getting together with family and friends to feast and celebrate. It’s also the time for emotional eating and holiday stress. Because, regardless of how successful we’ve become in our adult life, many of us still find ourselves feeling like a disgruntled teenager all over again when we’re together with our family for the holidays. And this can be very difficult to deal with. Today’s show is all about the very personal kinds of issues that can cause tension, stress, and strain for even the most got-it-all-together women.
There are ways to feel more supported by life. And ways to maintain your boundaries and speak to up for what you want, even in the face of feeling guilty. On the show today, Alex will be sharing her proven method for figuring out your boundaries and learning to communicate them easily. She will be offering some awesome suggestions for staying true to your health and food goals. And she will also be giving some questions to help you to make the right choices for you. She calls these her Five Magic Mirrors.
Music Credit: My good friend Lindsay Katt – https://lindsaykatt.bandcamp.com/track/stick-by-me
- How to have boundaries and state opinions.
- Alex takes you into her Five magic mirrors.
- How the Five Magic Mirrors can help you to get clear about what you really want.
- The first magic mirror is Nourishment.
- The second Magic Mirror is Connection.
- The third Magic Mirror is Desire.
- The fourth Magic Mirror is Trust.
- The fifth Magic Mirror is Play.
- Using the Five Magic Mirrors to get to really know yourself- especially through the lens of family gatherings.
- Dealing with the challenges of getting clear about, and expressing what you want.
- How to know, express, and hold your boundaries with family.
- Ways to deal with comments about what you eat and drink.
- The four-part conversation structure that Alex and her husband, Bob, wrote about in their brand new, best-selling book, Getting To Hell, Yes.
- What the four-part conversation structure was designed to help with.
- Setting the scene for having a structured conversation.
- Some questions, or prompts, to help get you thinking.
- Where to start with a difficult conversation.
- Some examples of boundaries you could share- because boundaries are what you need to be at your personal best.
- Ending the conversation on a high note, with your dreams.
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Alex on Instagram: @deliciousalex
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Getting to Hell Yes by Alex Jamieson and Bob Gower