Just a friendly reminder… you don’t have to do it all. Yes, I know it’s the holidays and the possibilities to “do” are endless. You can make homemade gifts, homemade cards, and dozens of homemade cookies. You can decorate your house inside and out. You can say “Yes” to every invitation, even two or three in a single evening! You can continue to go to work, run errands, do chores, spend time with loved ones, and add all the holiday expectations on top of that while continuing to have the same 24 hours in a day that you had before the holidays came along. Yes, Dear Susan, you can hustle and bustle the holiday season away… or you can be gentle with yourself and let go. BE.
You imposed the high expectations on yourself and you are the only one who can give permission to lower them. Be realistic, be present in the moment with loved ones, and most importantly, BE.
As Lyn Cox reminded me today, we are human BEINGS not human “doings”. Allow the stillness and tranquility of winter to permeate you. Rest, relax, and rejuvenate for while the daylight is returning, this is the time to go within. Trees lose their leaves and the sap slows. Animals tuck in for long winter naps. You need that, too. BE.
With all my love,