Saturday, December 14, 2013

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Merry Christmas ornament

"Have yourself a merry little Christmas" …

We wish each other a "merry" Christmas but how often are we trying to experience that ourselves? Oftentimes our frantic, hectic schedules and plans make us feel frazzled and grumpy, like the Grinch who stole Christmas.

How can we strive to have more of a merry, little Christmas?

1) Plan and prioritize. Think now about what you really want to fit in this season.

2) Simplify where possible. Let go of things that aren't as important or valuable or that stress you out too much. You may even have to say "no" to good things.

3) Enjoy the season. Take a deep breath and try to enjoy the busyness. Stay positive. Look on the bright side. Remember how blessed you really are.

4) Stay calm. Peace brings joy, really. When we are not at peace, it is hard to feel "merry". Try to keep a calm spirit, focusing on each day, one at a time.

5) Be sure to get enough rest and strive to have white space on your calendar. Burnout never feels good, even if it is for a “good cause”.

“Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight” …

Let’s enjoy the season as best as we can
and push those troubles aside!

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