Single Women: Setting Boundaries For Self Preservation
As a singleton, it can be easy to find yourself overbooked by well-meaning family and friends. You even do it to yourself out of a desire to be social and preserved by others as outgoing. However, whoever initiates your overflowing calendar, the net effect is the same. You’ll end up overtired, overwhelmed, and facing burnout as everyone gets a piece of your time but you.
To preserve your personal well-being, it is important to set up social boundaries. You should set aside time from your activities for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation on a regular basis. This will allow you to give a full measure to the activities you commit to do without guilt that you’re shorting yourself.
Rest is important for both keeping fatigue at bay and preserving your health. During sleep, your body engages in processes that enhance your immune system. Getting seven to nine hours of sleep per night should therefore be a regular activity and not a once in a blue moon event.
Relaxation is also critical for your self-preservation. Set aside time to unwind, get a massage, or even just veg out in front of the television. You’ll feel less stressed and better able to give your best to your calendar commitments if one of your commitments is dedicated to yourself.
Rejuvenation is equally critical. Rejuvenation differs from relaxation in that it helps you truly recharge. Seek out stimulating books, truly unplugged vacations, or even quiet weekend escapes. As just-for-you mental stimulation and recharging time, rejuvenation can’t be beat for preventing burnout.
As an overbooked singleton, you can run yourself into the ground. Avoid burning out or breaking down by ensuring that your calendar contains plenty of rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. You’ll be happier, healthy, and feel more in control of your life.
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