I have had so many holiday's where all of the sudden it was over, and I felt like I didn't spend any quality time with my family. We spent time together, but not until Christmas Eve, before the holiday it was a hustle and bustle. Taking care of everyone else, making sure everyone is happy and before you know it, it's over and yes you enjoyed it maybe or your exhausted. Let me ask you, were you really aware and present, do you remember all the details, or do you know you just got everything done on your list for everyone else. And don't forget all the Birthday's in December. We have two right after Christmas. I know that makes some of you feel good to be so giving, but are you allowing yourself to receive? And don't you, deserve to enjoy the holiday season too!
I have made a goal the past few years to have the holidays be what they are truly meant to be, Joyful, peaceful, quality time with family, a time to reconnect with ourselves and with our family.
Can you imagine if we had no holidays, no time to be calm, enjoy the short days, reconnect with ourselves and others. This year be at peace, re evaluate the past year, learn from our mistakes and events, trauma, accomplishments, people that have come and go in your lives, the friends and family you are close to, reconnecting with your roots. Reconnecting with yourself. Enjoy the Holidays, be Joyful, peaceful and open to giving and receiving. Just enjoy!
What is your ideal Holiday?
Ask yourself these questions.
Beware of the Buffet
Focus on family fun and games, not just the food. Remember what the holidays are about, reconnecting with family. When I grew up there were no cell phones. I enjoyed playing games with my family. Our favorite game was a card game called spoons.
If you have no family, volunteer at your local assisted living or anyplace you can serve. If you can serve others, I promise you will feel amazing!