Already seeing rumblings on the internet of the craziness this time of year brings to people, not the joy. How we get swept up in the parties, shopping, decorating, wrapping.. oh and yes we also still have real life to contend with! As all the great manifesting teachers say “where attention goes, energy flows”, so where are you putting your attention? Are you stressing yourself out about all the to do’s? Or can you stop for a minute and see the magic, find the joy??
It doesn’t take long, or a lot of effort to shift to joy. It just has to be conscious (especially this time of year), and it takes practice. Like all muscles, the more you use it the stronger it becomes!
Try making a favorite things list. What are quick little things that will bring you joy? A cup of cocoa? Curling up for a half hour with a book? Do you like getting manicures? How about sneaking in to your favorite yoga/zumba/kickbox class? What about taking a 20 min. nap? Inviting a friend over for a glass of wine? Watching Elf?
Sit down today with a pen and paper, get quiet and just ask your self what brings you joy? Let you pen flow on the paper, you might be surprised with what comes up. Then, everyday from now till the end of the year, practice adding just one thing from your list. Most of the things above I listed would take 20-30 min max, but set you on a happier path so wouldn’t it be worth it? Just try it and see if it doesn’t take the edge off the craze and guide you a bit more into enJOYing the holiday season just a bit more.
Happy December people,,, may you find some joy in this magical month!