What’s worse, the thought of endless cooking and washing up or spending time with your ‘Out Law’s‘
It’s all to easy at this time of year to become frazzled, overwhelmed with doing and little time for being.
Running round like a headless chicken trying to get the best turkey, stressing out as you stand in queues to pay with feet aching, busting for the toilet and your arms feel like they’re hanging off, it definitely is a case of ‘bah humbug’ and the Christmas spirit far from cheerful.
Often you get what you expect….
If you are anticipating problems getting things done, expecting grief from your in laws, the turkey getting burnt, relatives arguing or worse still fighting, what is this based on?
Often we project the past into the future experting the same thing to happen again and this is what we get. My previous post Thought Tracking will help with this and aid for a peaceful day.
I invite you to make some you time in amongst the wrapping of presents and trying not to open the sweets you bought for Aunty Joan to have a little mind holiday called…
‘My Ideal Day’ is a creative way to get you thinking in a more positive and optimistic way from the heart.
It will move you beyond the anticipated stress of Christmas, to a place where all things are possible, encouraging you to enjoy your day coming from the heart instead of the head.
When you focus on what you want and act as if it is already yours, it is likely to show up much sooner than you think.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye – H. Jackson, Jr.
On a brand new sheet of paper or in a journal, write a story about how you want your Christmas Day to be. If you don’t have a pen and paper to hand, just think it through as if you were creating an anticipated and very positive movie about how your Christmas day will shape up.
This will be no ordinary day (remember you are putting the past behind you) it will be the story of your ideal Christmas Day and how it will be when everything goes swimmingly- think specifically here about your current relationships and family dynamics and who you would like to get on better with and include that in the main content of your writing.
You will be writing this in the positive, present tense, as if what you want has already come to pass and you are enjoying your life and relationships.
- What will your day look like?
- What will be happening?
- How will you be feeling?
- What will you hear going on around you?
- How will you be spending your time?
- How will you be thinking differently?
Take time to go over your story, making sure it’s complete and then read your story every day in the lead up to Christmas.
By focusing on what you want, rather than what you don’t want and getting into the energy space of the heart and acting as if having the ideal Christmas day.
If you need some extra help in understanding how your beliefs shape your future or you want to get clearer on how you want Christmas day to be. You can download for free ‘Beliefs’ chapter three, from my first book Find YOU, Find LOVE at www.wendyfry.com/book/resources along with ‘The Do Want/Don’t Want’ exercise.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead – Oscar Wilde
Here’s to plenty of Christmas cheer!
From my heart to your with love,