I trust that at this time of the day, the presents are almost all wrapped, the groceries are in the fridge/pantry and the drinks are being chilled. If you have managed to put any of my tips into practice, this year, I hope it has culminated in a calm, peaceful lead up to Christmas. If not, aim for that tomorrow.
Christmas is the time of year many worry and stress. Does it really matter? If you don’t have it or you haven’t made it, how much difference is it going to make to the overall day? If you are focusing on the moment and enjoying each minute as they pass tomorrow, the only thing that will matter is that minute, and what’s happening in that minute.
So relax, enjoy, and take the time tomorrow to absorb the children’s faces as they unwrap their presents, be totally present when your partner wishes you Merry Christmas and gives you a big hug and as many families only get together on this special day, enjoy being present in your families company for such a short time.
I also want to wish you a very merry and safe Christmas from myself and my family. And have a Happy New Year. It’s the start of the new decade and as my Dad used to say, whatever you are doing on New Year’s Day you will be doing for the rest of the year so make it a good one! (I know that’s not exactly true. I do like to hold that thought for a while on New Year’s Day though!)
Tips for making tomorrow peaceful and calm:
What do you want your Christmas Day to look like? What do you want it to feel like? What would you like to be doing? What do you want to smell? What do you want to taste?
To help you achieve the type of day you desire tomorrow, try visualizing it before you go to bed tonight. What action will you need to take to make that happen? Do you need to write yourself some notes about what has to happen tomorrow? Do you need to let anyone else know what your plans are or maybe what they can do to help? If there is something you don’t have, what can you use in place of that? Is it best left out altogether. What do you have that you are grateful for?
Remember, peace and calm is the key to happiness today, tomorrow and each day after that. Take action now to ensure a peaceful and calm tomorrow.