Be Gentle with Yourself this ChristmasDecember 23, 2018 11:20 am
I know for many of us, this time of year can be difficult for a variety of reasons.
Physically we have the additional pressure of trying to keep up with everyone else. We may feel disconnected and left out if we aren’t well enough to join in with things. I know for me Christmas can also mark another year passing, and if I’m not careful, I can find myself dwelling on this and making myself feel worse!
I wrote some words this morning, for all of us, that I hope will bring some comfort to you and help you fill this Christmas time with self love and kindness.
Go Gently this Christmas…
Treat yourself kindly. And with love. If you need more rest times than others (or even total rest), allow that to be so. Do Christmas your way. Don’t criticise or curse your body, send it some love instead. For it is where you live. Your home. Make peace with where you are at in this moment, and from that space, you will be able to enjoy the little things.
Soak up the sentiment of Christmas. The love. The hope. The kindness. Try not to get too hung up on the ‘doing’ part, as difficult as it may feel at times to make peace with this.
Be kind and gentle towards yourself. Light a candle. Savour the taste of your favourite food. Pull an oracle card. Listen to your favourite music. Say no to others if you need to. Find stillness, even if the opposite is all around. Create your own little rituals to make the day feel special.
Above all else. Go gently. Move slowly. Be present. Be mindful. Feel the healing Christmas sparkle, however that may look for you this year. Let go of the should’s. Allow things to be. As they are. Knowing that a new year will be upon us soon, with renewed hope and a freshness that will sooth our hearts…
Sending you all lots of love. I know it can be a challenging time for many of us. I wrote these words for you, and for me. For all of us. Let’s make Christmas as lovely as we can.
But also lets remember… it’s just a day 😉
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