Welcome to your Motivate Me Advent Blog Calendar!
Throughout December, I shall be opening a new advent door on a personal development technique or tip that you might wish to try that day or save for the New Year.
Door Number Ten: Just Say NO!
December and the lead up to Christmas are called the ‘silly season’ for a reason. Do you find yourself accepting more invitations than you would normally? Have you agreed to bake, make, craft, and carry more than ever before? Why do we do it?
I’m not saying that you should turn down all the glittering party invitations, or tell your in-laws that you’d rather not see them this year, but I am saying that it’s okay to say no to anything that doesn’t sync with you.
Dealing with depression means noticing my triggers and dealing with them before they manifest into something beyond my control. When I’m tired I know that the only thing I can do is rest, and remain quiet – saying no to a few invites might be the only way I can survive the entire holiday so, for me, it’s vital.
Just because it’s Christmas and everyone is high on icing sugar, and loopy because the tree lights are on super-speed, doesn’t mean you need to jeopardise your mental health. Do what’s right for you this year.
Is there something you want to say no to doing? How relieved will you be once it’s done? Don’t put it off, say no and get on with your week.