We are obviously all about the preservation of self her at Best Kept Self, but even more so during the holidays.
Between all the events, wrapping up your 2015 to-do list, and making time for family, it can be a bit chaotic.
There’s one great tip I highly recommend implementing to keep your holiday burnout at bay. Find out what it is here:
I first heard the term restorative niche in the book Quiet by Susan Cain. The concept essentially is that you find a way to create space in your life to do things that are just for you. Think of it as recharging your batteries. It could be simply listening to music, going for a walk, reading a book, exploring a hobby … whatever it may be, it is a place and an activity where you can be 100% you.
Restorative niches work best when you feel you’re making trade-offs in your life to act out of your normal behavior (for good or bad). Oftentimes during the holidays, we make more trade-offs than normal causing us to have very little space to just ourselves, which is incredibly crucial especially this time of year.
What is your restorative niche? I’d love to hear it!
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