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Wow, I love Christmas, every year it gets crazier and fuller.
Recently, I choreographed and organised for my team to dance a flash mob at work! It was incredible and it was definitely a tick to my bucket list.
The holidays can get stressful though, as we try to do all the work we can before we go on holidays and then shop nearly every day to get Christmas gifts for everyone and keep shopping and more shopping and well you get the picture!
Not to mention the school holidays and having to watch the children closely as they part in different ways in a busy place. One has to wonder, when do I get a break?
And the events, so many Christmas events.
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This year, I was actually more organised. I did online shopping in November, but not everything was bought then. It is exhausting and all I really want is to r-e-l-a-x and just be me and have lazy days, while making memories with my family.
So how do I/we take a moment to relax? I do find it hard. Everything is so hyped up. Everything offers excitement and fun. Yet, sometimes to just be is enough and watch the craziness around us go crazy, while we are full of calm and peace.
Soothing music is a good start, plus writing. My friend also, was feeling a bit stressed, so I suggested writing it all down. She wasn’t actually sure what she was stressed about. Sometimes the little things pile up and soon we realise we are stressed. We keep suppressing all of those little stresses, because we are too busy to deal with them and then it gets too much.
Over the holidays, try to relax. Take a day, take two in a role and just do nothing. When you do nothing, time slows. It is hard to do nothing, when your like me and like to always be doing something. If that’s the case. Sit outside and write, or colour, or paint. Let nature heal you, as you focus on one activity.
It’s easy to get exhausted from trying to do everything. Delegate or discard tasks that you don’t need to do before Christmas and with work.
You will feel a lot better and your mind and your body will get the rest it truly deserves.
Also, take some much needed time off line.
Merry Christmas and I hope you have a relaxing time off!
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