Have you found yourself feeling overwhelmed with all the holiday activities? Does it seem as if you need another eight hours in the day in order to get everything accomplished? Do you feel pressured to get the perfect gift for loved ones and others? Have you lost the joy you used to associate with this time of the year? if your answer is yes, then may I suggest you put a halt to the madness and spend some time with yourself?
Too often we allow the commercialism to overtake us and forget the real meaning and purpose of this time of year. It’s not about any one particular faith that I’m speaking to. So let’s not pound the keys in response. Everyone has their own ideal of what the season means to them. It can be what has been passed down through family tradition, faith, environment and the like, Regardless there’s one person who is intimately involved and that person is you.
So why not get off the train and spend some time with yourself? Here’s a wonderful recipe and I know it works.
1. A quiet room lit by candlelight
2. Soft music playing in the background
3. Soft and warm blanket to throw across your shoulders
4. Hot chocolate or something stronger if you prefer
5. Old pictures you haven’t looked at in years to stir the memories
6. Journal to write your musings or just to jot something down you may want to revisit again
7. NO TV, NO RADIO, NO COMPANY, NO NOISE……JUST YOU
8. Later get a hot shower to wash the remaining stresses of the day away and get you in the mood for a good night’s sleep
9. Early to bed with a smile on your face
10. Early rising with thanksgiving in your heart and a new resolve to enjoy the moments as they come
Now don’t you just love yourself? And when you get really good at it share it with a very special someone. Oh the joy! Gotta go! Honey I’m on my way home!!