Please note, if you are reading this and not looking forward to Christmas, you are certainly not on your own on this one. It can feel like that, it can feel like everyone else has something organised and to look forward to, but I promise you it is not the case…
For the last couple of weeks I have been having conversations with clients around Christmas, whether it be about spending it on their own, or the memories or pain that it brings up for them. I have also had people message me for ideas around getting through it, so thought I would put some of them down here for you.
Please remember, this too will pass. As I often talk about, in any given moment, we can come from a place of fear or a place of love. Be gentle on yourself, choose the things that are kindest for yourself right now.
If you have any further thoughts or ideas, please do comment and share them below.
P.S. If you are reading this and have Christmas organised with loved ones, maybe spare a thought for those that don’t. Is there someone you can reach out to, connect with, or invite. It may not be on Christmas Day itself, but it may give them something to look forward to, to feel thought of, seen and heard.
Liz Fry, Life Coach
Sometimes it's so hard to just be and to enjoy the moment.
How often are we mind-wandering in the past and the future and the here and now literally slips away.
We are super excited when we do or see things for the first time. But when we start to get used to them, we might not pay as much attention or actually appreciate them.
Unfortunately, sometimes we realise too late that what we had was very special.
I have been living in New Zealand for 4 years and I'm still excited to see a sheep. Sounds silly right?! Some people do smile or laugh about it.
But I hope it will never change.
Michele Reiher, Christchurch