Friday, December 13, 2013

If you dread the Christmas season…

While some are eagerly shopping, baking and decorating, others are dreading every bit of it. "Bah-humbug" is their motto.

If that's you, why not turn it around - take control of the situation so you can enjoy the season.

First, determine what it is you dread. Sit down with yourself and really think about it. Then make changes.

If you take on too many projects, decide which ones you don't enjoy and drop them! Say no to anything that doesn't bring you joy.

If money is the problem, remember that the season is about good will – you don't HAVE to spend a lot of money to spread that around. So don't over extend. Give gifts of your time and attention instead.

If you're going to face people who always bring you down, stop and feel sorry for them. The reason they're bringing you down is that they aren't so happy themselves. Then either decide not to spend time with them, determine to ignore them, or get bold and call them at their game.

If you're lonely, look around you. Someone else is lonely too, so reach out.

Meanwhile, do some things to lift your own spirits. Get outside and take a brisk walk - the exercise is energizing and clears your head. Turn on music you love and sing along at the top of your lungs. Even better, get up and dance while you sing - you'll be amazed at how good that feels.

Schedule time with a favorite friend for shopping and lunch. Set aside some one-on-one time with kids, parents, spouse, or anyone else who is important to you.

Sit down and make a list of things you're thankful for. Taking time to give thanks each day gives you a better attitude and helps kick the Law of Attraction into action to bring more of those good things into your life. Decide now to turn your focus to the good things in your life.

If your self-examination revealed some emotional issues you need to deal with, go to Feel Bach! and take the questionnaire. Then get the Bach flower essences blend that's indicated and remember to take it.

You deserve to feel good - and to enjoy the Holiday Season just as much as anyone else. It's not selfish - because the better you feel, the better the people who love you will feel. 

So get busy - do something for you today.

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