WONDER INC. BLOG

Setting Boundaries Around the Holidays

This seems to be a great time of year to discuss boundaries, as they are likely challenging most of us at this point. I know personally, this season, no matter what you celebrate – this season from Halloween to New Year is challenging to say the least for boundaries. 

Last year, we didn’t really have a lot of choices, and so it made boundaries, maybe a little bit easier to enact because we didn’t have any options. 

But this year, we’re not only tasked with figuring out how to celebrate the season, but also what we feel comfortable with from a health perspective.

So let’s just start with the very basics, which is, what am I talking about when I say boundaries?

What boundaries are are the limits we set to protect ourselves. The lines we draw to protect ourselves are really to protect our comfort with our own behavior and with the behavior of others. 

What we’re going to talk about today is emotional and physical boundaries. So things that are going to protect our emotions, and protect our physical well being.

There are many things to consider when setting emotional and physical boundaries.

Show Highlights:

  • No matter what, someone will be disappointed when you set boundaries.
  • Not setting good boundaries can make you physically sick.
  • It’s important to model good boundaries around the holidays for your children.
  • It’s uncomfortable to set boundaries in many situations.
  • Be prepared to be disappointed in the boundaries your own children set as they have their own families.
  • Know thyself and know your end game.
  • There is going to be some discomfort when you set boundaries.
  • At times during the holidays, you will have to choose yourself.
  • Remember that “no” is a full sentence, and sometimes all you owe to someone is a “no”.

Resources:

For our parenting courses, go to:  https://wonderincwellness.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Interested in better managing the stress of change?

Get the latest tools and inspiration starting with our free guide for people who may be struggling through stages of life.

Latest From Instagram

Dear Moms Who Feel Like They’ve Lost All Control, I promise two things. 1.) That feeling won’t last forever (even if you think it will). 2.) Some of the things you think you need control of end up not actually being that important anyway. The kid can sit on the dog and everyone ends up fine. The kid can wear what they want and the judgement you’re worried about won’t feel nearly as intense as the love and pride you have for the kid finding their own way with their head held high. Hang in there. You got this. You are exactly the right one for the job. xoxo, CRK . . . #lovenotesformom #parenting #dogsofinstagram ...

0 4

Just sitting here, missing my kid who went back to college 3 minutes ago. For anyone wondering, no, goodbye doesn’t get easier. . . . #grownandflown #parenting #parentingteenagers ...

0 13

First snow. She’s smitten. . . . #puppiesofinstagram #goldenretriever #snow ...

0 3

Heading into the new year with this dog-smile-in-the-cone-energy. Impediments will not dull my joy!! . . . #dogsofinstagram #mentalhealth #covidchristmas ...

0 1