Christmas is full of magic, wonder and Santa Claus. Beautifully decorated trees and yards. Perfectly wrapped presents. Precisely planned meals.
As I wrap the last of my presents, I wonder why we do this to ourselves every year. We rush around looking for the perfect presents for family and friends and coworkers and even the mailman, the cutest wrapping paper and getting food for that perfect meal. We clean our houses til they are spotless. We rush. Rush. Rush.
By the time Christmas rolls around we are exhausted and maxed out.
Why do we do this to ourselves?
While trying to make everyone else happy, we are forgetting about the most important person in our lives.
We are so busy doing what is expected of us and doing what everyone else is doing, we forget about ourselves.
I’m exhausted. For the last three weeks I’ve been working 58 hour weeks. My mom was in the hospital Monday and yesterday.
When do we say enough is enough and put ourselves first?
I would really love to opt out of Christmas today and lay on the couch and watch Christmas movies, but I won’t. I’ve got to wrap the rest of these presents and bring them to my brother’s house and then my sister in laws house. Steve will be getting home later on today.
It’s expected if me.
But why? Why do we let tradition rule our lives? Back in the day life was different. Slower. Easier. It is different today. The world works at a different pace now.
I would like to start a different tradition. How about a day of giving ourselves what we need? Letting our souls rest. Listening to our intuition and doing what we really need and want.
How about heading into the new year relaxed and rested?
What a beautiful thought.
Just wanted to share what’s going thru my head on this Christmas morning. I will definately thinking about new traditions becuase I’m not sure these work for me anymore. I will definately be thinking about this throughout 2020.
I hope you take time to relax and do something you enjoy today.
Merry Christmas everyone!