Hi Friends, What did you implement last week? My friends, Merry Christmas!!!
Wherever you are and with whomever you are with, Merry Christmas. This year looks a lot like last year concerning Covid. You might be in lockdown. You might have someone who is sick with the virus.
I am adding grieving a loved one during the holidays this year. I can't thank you enough for reaching out with your kind words of sympathy. It means so much to me. But even if all of you are well, I just want to encourage you with the following question:
What would make this holiday season more enjoyable and meaningful given the circumstances?
I guarantee it has to do with your mindset.
And when that is healthy, you can tackle anything.
For busy moms:
Can you take 15 minutes on Christmas Eve to prepare yourself for the next day?
For all of us:
What is my intention for the holiday gatherings?
Is it to connect with family?
Then how can I connect? Don't leave it up to someone else to connect with you if it is your desire.
One of my things is to have fun with my family.
So, I usually plan a game that involves everyone. We'll see about this year but traditions are important to keep even when you don't feel up to it. To remember my brother, I have ornaments ready for all to personalize. And a special piece of jewelry for all to stamp with his name.
Lower your expectations.
Heighten your appreciation.
Don't take yourself too seriously. Or others for that matter.
If you need help getting through this season and family gatherings with difficult family members, then message me.
I can help you through the mess.
I have lived with high expectations and little appreciation.
I have lived with an unhealthy mindset AND a healthy one.
I assure you, if I can with 6 children and a husband who sees things in a very different lens, you can too.
It's up to you to have a meaningful and enjoyable Christmas season.
(If you are grieving, I have a free webinar) https://www.facebook.com/groups/freegriefworkshop
I might have to listen to it and remind myself that it's ok to grieve however seems best.
Merry Christmas to you all! By the way, the star in the picture was from Germany and it looked so pretty behind the red blinds. PS: Message me for a free consult to start moving toward a more confident you.
You are loved. Deeply loved. Loved beyond measure.
Until next time, Isabelle Call or write for a free life coaching consultation