I have a love/hate relationship with the holidays.
I've been losing my oomph for the holiday season little by little year, by year. Where once I was sentimental and excited with idealistic visions of love, family, cheer, and hot chocolate, now I find myself disillusioned by consumerism and the misplaced collective energy of the masses. I become bitter as the holidays start suffocating me with well-intentioned events and activities, and obligatory gift giving.
Not to mention all that scurrying. It makes me want to spike the eggnog heavily, get chocolate-wasted, and throw the ornaments across the living room.
It is counterintuitive to what my heart craves and contradictory to what my soul knows about the true meaning of the season.
I tend to feel a little bit warrior-ish about it. However, I've decided that rather than hating on the holidays, I am going craft my own custom blend of seasonal joy in order to preserve my sanity...and my hope in mankind. I invite you to do the same. To really explore, understand, and then connect with what the holidays mean to you. How do you want to feel? How can you be true to yourself rather than being swept away by the hoopla?
This is some intentional living type stuff my friends. You have to strengthen your self-care muscles. Protect your peace.
For the next 15 days, I will be sharing my tips to inspire you, my fellow spirit seekers to resist the madness in order to care for your soul. There will also be a challenge for you to incorporate the ideas and take action to be intentional this season in the spirit of self care.