Counselor Moms help people feel deserving of a great Mother’s Day celebration year after year. But are you missing out on your tribute? Practitioners deserve their kudos too, so take your own advice and enjoy this day of merriment!
Get Coverage For The Day
As you advise others to do, plan ahead so you can enjoy your special day. Whether you travel out of town to celebrate or are feted at home, ask a colleague to cover for you. You may not want to bother to make these arrangements because “it’s only Mother’s Day,” but if you’re tied up on the phone or have to leave because of a patient crisis, your day of honor will be a bust. Get the coverage you need.
Put Work Away
Complete your paperwork and other tasks before your Mother’s Day celebration. You may be accustomed to finishing evaluations at home or going into the office on weekends to score a few tests, but resist it on this day. And disengage from your email and social media accounts. This can be hard to do because these activities have become daily routine over the years, but preoccupation with them can prevent you from getting into the spirit of the day. It also can signal to your children, family, and friends that all they’ve planned isn’t that important. Unless a task is critical, let it go until you return to work.
Enjoy Your Festivities!
Self-care is important, so take pleasure in the time you’re spending with loved ones. Your practice probably consumes most of your time, leaving little left to spend with them. Holidays like this one give everyone an opportunity to assemble together to have fun. And they provide an occasion for you to be honored. Though you may not like this type of fuss, the shower of love and attention are as good for you as they are for those you counsel every day. Practice what you preach!
You spend your life helping others learn how to enjoy life, but often forget about your own needs. On Mother’s Day, let your family celebrate you!
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