A stress free Christmas forever.
Updated: Jan 25, 2021
The holidays can be stressful, even though they should be fun. When you think of Christmas, what comes up? Is it worry about what to eat or if you’ll overeat? Worry about family and how everyone will get on? Are you worried that people will behave...like they always behave? And know you'll get annoyed when they do. These worries all have the same stress creating effect. Taking you away from being present and focusing on what’s great today. Most of us have experienced this, it's what's called human. But it doesn’t have to be the same this year.
If you're going to ' try ' not to overeat this year, you're setting yourself up for disappointment and breaking that trust with you. It’s actually more simple than you think. All you have to do is decide ahead of time exactly what you’ll eat. This isn’t punishing or restrictive as it comes from your highest self. What you want to eat, with love and abundance for you. If you want to eat some of everything, write that down and how much. Taking the primitive brain out of the picture-it will want as much as it can. When you plan like this, you no longer leave it up to the moment. You have given yourself what you want. What’s magic is the internal chatter dies down and there's so much more mental space for connecting and having fun.
Your worry will never change how people behave. They are adult humans with their own free will. What you can do though is learn to control your reactions. Just like planning what you’re going to eat, decide what you want to think. A quick way to do this is ask yourself what do you want to feel on the day?( their behaviour is the same) If it’s love and connection, what can you think that makes you feel this way? I like to be curious as to why they behave the way they do. Allowing me to open up to them rather than feel annoyed. Then I see they’re human like me, trying to do the best they can. So I think I’ll just love them and not judge them, because that love is felt by me.
This is the key and so freeing, as you’re totally in control. No longer waiting to see what the day will bring. You get to decide the exact day you are going to have. You have the power to leave all the worry behind and start enjoying it now.