Are you feeling it yet? That pressure to make the next few days a magical perfection of Christmas Bliss? Are you so busy that you’re incapable of truly being present for Christmas?
If you’re a Mom, you may have opened your eyes this morning with the realization that Christmas is here. As I write this you have 1 day, 5 hours, 32 minutes and 20 seconds to finalize all your shopping, wrapping, baking, last minute grocery runs, cleaning the house, and getting everyone ready for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning.
I don’t know about you but there have been some Christmas mornings where I sat there exhausted and weak while everyone else opened their presents. I wasn’t really present with my family and I couldn’t fully participate in the joy of giving or receiving.
I wonder, are you so busy trying to make Christmas Perfect that you’ve forgotten to be present? Present for your family, present for worship and present to enjoy this time with loved ones? It’s ok if you fessed up! Honestly, I think it’s a common problem for everyone so you’re in good company.
I recommend we all stop right now and take in a very deep breath to the count of 10 and then let it out very slowly!
It’s ok, no one is watching and if they are you can just play it off like you’re being really spiritual and praying or something. That’s actually a great idea too! Spend a few minutes regrouping, talk to God, and take in a few deep breaths!
From friend to friend, Mom to Mom, woman to woman – I want to remind you that your children, your family, and your friends will enjoy Christmas much more when you’re present, paying attention, sharing the moment with them and creating timeless memories through relationships. You will enjoy Christmas much more too. The word present means gift. Being present is a gift to us and to those around us.Being present if a gift we can give to ourselves and to those around us. Practice being present this Christmas. Click To Tweet
Laugh, sing, hug and snuggle up together. Watch a favorite Christmas movie. Blast some fun Christmas music. Drive around town in your PJ’s with organic, stevia sweetened hot chocolate and look at all the beautiful Christmas lights.
There are many ways to take the stress out of Christmas and being present is the key! So let’s all make this Christmas Merry with our presence, not just our presents.