I was sitting with a group of therapists talking about how it's that time of year that our clients have to deal with family.
But... I don't really want to talk about our clients. I mean, we can. It's useful. But, you probably have someone you're doing that with.
Instead, let's talk about you, honey.
Are you seeing your family?
Are you working until the moment you fly out to see them? And then you fly back and go back to work the next day?
Can I make a suggestion? As a friend? As someone who loves you?
Fly back home to Austin, go back to work the next day, but schedule NO CLIENTS. Sit on your couch, binge-watch "Mary Kills People," have lunch with a friend, and then go home.
We call this: self-care. Alternatively, if you're a little cynical about the self-care craze, let's call it Radical Self-Care.
If you have been spending any time on this blog, or on my instagram page, you know that I really love my work couch. I often lie on it watching TV or reading mindlesss YA fiction. I find it marriage saving. It stops me from yelling at my children as much. I'm a nicer person. I do better therapy. My couch is really powerful.
You, too, can have a powerful couch. It requires you to:
a) Find a couch.
b) Lay on the couch.
c) Stay laying on the couch for at least an hour.
I am a big fan of using what you've got. So my dears... please go use your couch. It's really good for the holidays. Please, please, please send me a photo of you on your couch and tag me at #NotYourMommasSelfCare. Please. :)
Sending love and hugs and laziness,