Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed about the fact that Christmas is in 24 days time (or 23 if you are Swedish like me ) ?
Why? What’s triggering that stress? What NEEDS to happen this month that makes you feel oh so overwhelmed?
Just stop and ask yourself, “What is making me feel so STRESSED about the fact that it’s DECEMBER?”?
As the Christmas lights are now covering Zürich in a magical glow, it has also made me think…
I’ve noticed that shops are being open later than usual, and EVEN on Sundays which is normally unheard of here (even voted against!). I see stressed out people rushing through town, eyes darting from one shopping window to the next, and I’m wondering when the Christmas month started to be the equivalent of “shop until you drop” or “fit as much in to the calendar as possible” as if the year end would be the end of the World as well?
Is it the fact that we see our Facebook , Instagram or Pinterest feed flooded with other peoples home baked bread, home made candy and gorgeous Christmas decorations as if cut out of a homes styling magazine? “Keeping up with the Joneses” has become some sort of modern malady, always chasing for more, bigger, prettier and better. Always posting, sharing and commenting, which is absolutely fine if it didn’t leave you feeling even more disempowered, overwhelmed and stressed out. When do people have time? Why does everyone else seem to afford X, Y, Z…?
And where does it take us? Into more stress, overwhelm, worry, debt, mortgage payments, spiralling into even more financial and emotional stress.
So what can you do about it?
The last time I checked we were all equipped with free will, so we do have a choice even if it doesn’t feel that way many times. I get it, you don’t want to disappoint the kids, the neighbours, the colleagues, the extended family… But at what price?
So what if there was a way to ease the pressure this year? What if you could actually choose to ENJOY December instead of feeling stressed out about the whole thing? December is here whether you like it or not, so why not make a conscious choice of how you want to experience it?
What if you had a magic wand and you could wish freely how you would like to feel and do this Christmas? How would it look like? How would it feel? How would your body feel? How would your family interact with each other? After all it’s Christmas soon and we get to wish 😉
Dare to DREAM BIG, and TELL ME about it! I’m actually researching how I can be of help during the Christmas Stress so you are actually doing me a favour if you leave a comment below!