The time between Thanksgiving and the the arrival of the new year can be busy. It is common to have additional responsibilities and activities, which perhaps means having less time to read blogs. This year, I’ve decided to spend the month of December sharing simple thoughts for the holiday season. They are short and sweet, and hopefully will make you feel a bit less stressed and more joyful.
I’m starting with a reminder that a bit of chaos at this time of year is normal. In a way, the holiday season can feel like a part time job. Gifts, parties, faith gatherings, traditions, greeting cards, and a number of other things can crowd our schedule and task list. Additionally, for a variety of reasons, we may be feeling a bit blue. If you are looking at the next six weeks and feeling overwhelmed, remind yourself that most people are experiencing similar emotions. It’s perfectly acceptable. If you need help, ask for it (or hire it), but don’t berate yourself. Make it a priority to care for yourself as well as others. The holidays are all about love, so don’t forget to show yourself some.
I wish you a holiday season overflowing with moments of joy, significance, and peace!
Do you think your holiday season might be a bit chaotic? How are you feeling as you look ahead?