What does your self-care routine look like at the moment? Sometimes it’s good to switch things up and be inspired by what’s happening at this time of year and believe it or not, Halloween can provide us with great self-care ideas and opportunities…
As an entrepreneur – Mourn and Celebrate
Take some inspiration from the Mexican holiday – Dia de los Muertos. It’s celebrated from October 31st to November 2nd, but unlike Halloween, it is not spooky. During this holiday, Mexicans honor and celebrate the lives of their deceased loved ones.
So, how could this inspire your self-care during this time? Why not have a celebratory “funeral” for your 2018 business mistakes?
Write down anything you consider to have been a mistake on individual pieces of paper, fold them and toss them in a fire!
It’s a great ritual to help you let go.
Then, write down your intentions and goals for the next 12 months. Take the focus off the idea of failure, let go and look to the future!
Dia de los Muertos is about honoring and celebrating – so invite over a few of your business besties and turn it into a celebratory experience!
As an adult – Play
We spend so much of lives trying to look and feel like we have this adulting and business thing all figured out. But, Halloween is a time when society essentially gives us permission (not that we need it!) to be playful and silly and just have some fun.
As an adult, we sometimes forget to just let go and play! Studies show that play allows us to let our guards down and connect with others. Plus stress levels go down and your mental health gets a boost.
Want more reasons to have some fun this Halloween? Play can put you in a creative mindset that supercharges your problem solving and ideation skills when it comes to your business.
As a Parent – Be present and connect
This time of year is a great opportunity to slow down and enjoy time with your kids
We lead busy lives and holidays like Halloween can feel like they just pile on another load of tasks to your to-do list. Instead, we can change our point of view and we’ll find a bunch of opportunities to be truly present and connect with our kids.
That might mean working together to make costumes of decorations. Carving pumpkins, baking and of course Trick or Treating. Whatever works for you and your family.
Bonus tip from parent and CEO of The Simplifiers – Mary Baird-Wilcock, CSEP
Here’s an idea… if you want to go Trick or Treating but don’t want your kids to eat a TON of unhealthy candy and be on a sugar rush for days.
Why not offer your kids a trade? They can exchange ____ number of pieces of candy for something fun like a family adventure, a trip to an adventure park or another kind of outing or experience?
Try this year and leave a comment below to let us know how it went!