Without wishing to be a downer, Christmas is a mixed old time isn’t it?
Exciting, bright and interactive.
Yet at the same time potentially adrenally exhausting and mentally wiring.
I’ve had a fair few Christmasses where things barely registered – 8 years ago almost to the day I had just come out of a 12 hour surgery that left me very sick, in intensive care far longer than expected and with multiple, some emergency, re-admissions, over the festive and New Year season even when I made it home. I think it’s fair to say that wasn’t my favourite time. And subsequent festive seasons for the next 4 or 5 years seemed to bring with it another, well, not so happy time.
I don’t say this for you to bring out the violins. I’m sharing because where the situation is no longer like this, I can see so many things that have changed. And I’m sharing, not because I think you’ve been through those things too, but because we all have a perspective on what works for us, and how to create change from difficult situations, and I aim to facilitate that process for my community (and myself).
So after the success of last year’s guide, I wanted to do the same again this year.
I’ve listened to what you, others and myself have said we struggle with around this time and put together an email a day that provides affirmation and resonance and even some comfort.
This isn’t a 5 step process to become more like me now, it’s a 5 day 5 thoughts/topics/ways that we might manage that strange time between Christmas and New Year when we’re more than likely starting to question a few things.
Like ‘what am I doing next year’ and ‘how can I feel better about this right now’ and ‘where can I remind myself that I’m OK exactly on the path I’m on’ and so on.
I’ll share from evidence of what I know works, as well as client stories and questions we might want to pose towards ourselves.
The first email goes out 27th December. If you do sign up, remember to use an email that you’ll want to open over the holiday period.