Making Space 2022: Day 24

Welcome to Day 24.

May you have space and ease in your day whether you are celebrating, dreading, or just having a regular kind of Saturday.

Please remember that you don’t have to feel any kind of a way today.

It’s ok to just be who you are, do what you can do, and feel the way you feel. and I wish you strength and support for the boundaries you want to set around those things.

Basically, I want you to be able to spend your day today in a way that make sense (and feels good) for you, whatever that might entail.

And, by the way, if you are looking for a suggestion of one good way to spend your Christmas Eve/Saturday/December 24, Martha has a great reminder of an Icelandic tradition that I’d like to adopt: Read a Book, Eat Chocolate

No matter what you are celebrating or not celebrating today, I hope you are kind to yourself about the whole thing:

Meanwhile, if making space for yourself today includes movement or meditation, I’ve got you covered:

If you are feeling the need to get moving, here’s a Hip Hop dance video to try.

Another fun 5 Minute Family Dance Cardio video from PopSugar Fitness. The still image shows three people in exercise clothes standing close together in a pink room. White text reading ‘5-Minute Family Hip Hop Dance Cardio with Poofy Moffitino’ is on the bottom left side.

If you need to relax and find ease, here’s a slow evening yoga flow.

This video from Yoga with Joelle is entitled ‘10 Minute Evening Yoga For Seniors & Beginners’ and the still image shows Joelle in exercise clothes on a grey yoga mat. The background is purple and white text reading ‘Slow Evening Flow is above her and the words For Seniors and Beginners is in purple to the right.

And if you need some inner calm, here’s a guided meditation to try.

This video, from the Great Meditations YouTube channel is entitled ‘Guided Meditation for Inner Peace.’ The still image shows a cartoon image of a person in flowing clothing sitting in meditation against a light blue background. The words ‘Peace & Calm guided meditation’ are shown next to and below the person in white text.

About Making Space 2022

About Making Space 2022

In December 2020, Fit is a Feminist Issue blogger Martha created a tradition – a series of reminder posts to take good care of ourselves during this last month of the year when it is far too easy to get swept up in your to do list, no matter what you are celebrating or not celebrating. Last year, it was my turn and after an introductory Go Team post called Give Yourself Some Space, I created a series of reminders called ‘Making Space‘ that offered a suggested short exercise video and a suggested meditation in case you needed an easy way to find space for yourself in your schedule.

For 2022, I’ll be doing the same thing but I’ll also be including a link to Martha’s post from the same date in 2020 and I’ll offer a few extra ideas for relaxation, creativity, and self-kindness here and there.

These posts are not about insisting that you do more, more, more during this busy season. Instead, I want to encourage you to remember that there IS a *YOU* who is doing all of the things and you are worth taking good care of.

Perhaps the things I suggest aren’t what you need in the moment. That’s totally ok. Perhaps you can use something else to create some space, something that will help you feel more relaxed or more in charge of your day.

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