My Sunday Reflections series is about sharing ideas, thoughts and insights on self-care, relationships, chronic illnesses, growing older, self-improvement, inspiration, or anything else that I feel is useful information and might be of benefit to someone.
Why does time seem to fly by so quickly this time of year? I tend to get pretty stressed through the holidays trying to get everything done. Part of that (for me anyway) is that Christmas is nothing like it was when I was growing up or later when I was raising my kids, so every year I’m trying to recreate it. It might also be because we can’t finish celebrating one holiday before starting on another.
While scrolling through some blogs recently, I found this wonderful post by Jenny over at Jenny in Neverland. She has some amazing tips to get through the holidays. It was like a light bulb came on in my head. Or maybe I was feeling like someone was giving me permission to lighten up. Anyway, I hope you find these tips helpful as well.
The following is Jenny’s post:
Looking After Your Well-Being During the Holidays
The holiday season can be stressful on so many levels. It’s supposed to be the happiest time of the year. But what if it isn’t? I’ve got a love / hate relationship with Christmas. Although this year, I am actually looking forward to it, it’s certainly not always been that way. And looking after your well-being during the holidays is so important and something I’ve come to realise that not only I need to do – but everyone does.
Christmas is stressful. It’s built up and built up and built up for months on end, boils down to one day and then we’re all left clear away the physical, financial and mental mess afterwards. I know, that’s a bit dramatic but essentially, that’s what it is. It’s no wonder our well-being can end up in tatters during the holiday season!
I promised I wouldn’t be a Scrooge anymore so yes, Christmas is stressful. But it can also be wonderful and magical. But only if we keep our well-being in check along the way:
Go to Jenny in Neverland to finish read the tips . . .
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