Setting Boundaries This Holiday Season
The holiday season is approaching, and this means family get-togethers, Thanksgiving dinners, work Christmas parties, and other festivities. And while you might enjoy seeing those you care about; you need to also be prepared to set boundaries with them if you’re in recovery.
It’s important to communicate with those around you on what your boundaries are. Speaking up for yourself is crucial for your recovery, especially during holiday celebrations and other parties where alcohol and drugs could be present.
Setting boundaries can look different for everyone. It all depends on what your limits are. One thing is true- your boundaries are important and should be respected.
There are many kinds of boundaries you can set. Below are a few examples:
The holidays can be a wonderful experience or a difficult challenge. There are many potential triggers surrounding this time of year, but it’s up to you to take control of them. Setting boundaries ahead of time ensures you’re starting the festivities on the right foot.
If you need additional guidance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to ShareHouse. We are here for you, any day of the year. Our staff works around the clock, ensuring you are receiving the best care while seeking recovery.