29 Nov Enjoy The Silly Season.
Is it just me or do things feel a little crazy at the moment?
We’ve had kids exams, end of year dance concerts, sports presentation evenings, vocal ensembles, sport finals, band evenings and my eldest finishes up at school this week. Then there is my brother’s wedding next week and only three and a half weeks until Christmas and before that 4 days camping which not only means all that shopping and packing and wrapping is fast coming our way, I am also very aware of everything I haven’t yet done at work, the work I still have to do, the presents I haven’t bought…you get the picture!
It’s that busy time of the year where we can feel pulled in a thousand different directions. Everything feels like a rush, a race, an endless ‘To-Do’ list as we speed through to Christmas so we can just exhale and relax. Everywhere around me people are exasperated, stressed, frantic and frazzled. They are rushing, panicking and complaining. Where did the Merry in the Merry Christmas go?
We’ve got it all wrong. We’re kind of missing the point…”Tis the season to be jolly…” Seriously, about time we stopped catastrophizing Christmas, glorifying busy and took a breath. It’s time we get real about what’s really important and take back control.
This year I am NOT subscribing to the hype. This year I want to enjoy the lead up to Christmas. I want to enjoy the special time with family and the celebrations with friends. This year I am doing things differently. I am more mindful and I am deliberately simplifying.
So this is what I plan on doing differently;
– I’m not going to try and squeeze more into this year for the sake of squeezing more into this year.
– I won’t be agreeing to catch up with people if I really don’t have time for it.
– I will be making plans that feel good to make.
– I will be buying gifts that feel good to give.
– I will be carving out time each day for self-care.
– I will be making sure I eat well and get enough sleep.
– I will be spending time with those that matter most to me.
This year I am vowing to stay sane, happy and well and truly enjoy this silly season. It’s the time to reflect on what has been, set intentions for what’s to come, relax, enjoy, laugh, eat, drink and be merry. Reassessing priorities and decluttering our lives is the key to creating space to be more, give more, dream more and live more.
Who’s with me?
Merry, Merry to you and yours.
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