If you notice that you are not really looking forward to the Christmas season, then something is trying to tell you to make a shift and reclaim this time of year.
Your life might not exactly look like the TV ads of happy families…most of them don’t. But you can decide you are going to have a happy holiday season by focusing on the positive and appreciating the good things in your life.
Dr Wayne Dyer has the following suggestions to gain the most out of the Christmas season:
I’ll let the holidays flow, rather than trying to make them fit into a fixed schedule.
I’ll remember that people are more important than things.
I’ll relax my expectations for myself and others this year.
I’m going to live in the present moment and enjoy each activity for itself instead of always thinking about what is ahead of me.
I’m going to approach the holidays with a sense of joyful anticipation and wonder, just like I did when I was a child.
There are always many things to be grateful for. Sometimes it is a matter of being deliberate in your thinking to discover appreciation, excitement, joy and peace. Decide to have the happiest holiday season this year.
The lyrics to Leonard Cohen’s anthem remind us that light magically comes through the cracks of imperfection “Ring the bell that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”