Sharon, I loved your story about your experience with the deer! WOW! I had goose bumps reading it. (If you missed it you can go to our blog and read it here)
My question is even though I have a business it seems like I am the one that has all the responsibility for Holiday preparation. I find myself saying yes to things and then resenting that I need to do them. then I bear up on my self for over committing or worse I get snarky with my kids and husband, What do you suggest?
Elizabeth thank you so much for this question it comes up a lot and I am grateful to share some things that have worked for me.
I remember a few years back a friend of mine said I can't wait till the Holiday time is over I hate it. I asked her why and she said that it was non stop her having to do things she did not want to do or felt she had to do that other people expected of her. I asked her to give me an example and she said well people love my cookies I gave them out as gifts one year and now every year they say hey love to get some of your cookies and I really had fun the first year but now it feels like a drain.
I told her my rule at Holiday time is ONLY do the things I feel good about. When you feel good you send out high vibrations and that will attract more higher vibrations in all ways for you. So think about the task and see how you feel?
If you do not feel a sense of joy or happiness at least a sense of neutral energy when you think about doing it, then for this year just pass on it or at least make an adjustment so it feels a little better to you. This is all about your perception.
Let me give you an example: We always have a fun family day decorating the house, listening to music and putting up a tree. We have a very large and long staircase that looks beautiful with green garland and white lights and I usually coordinate this task.
Most years I love putting it up and I really have great Joy as I do it! This year every time I thought about that massive staircase and how big it is and putting the garland up I felt a sense of obligation. Everyone tells us how beautiful it looks, but I felt a heavy energy around it. So this year I decided NO garland on the stair case!
It was so freeing and guess what no one even noticed or said anything. My intention is to focus on the things I enjoy and that give me Joy and anything else is open for compromise or even to pass on it.
So make a list of the things you plan to do this Holiday Season and notice any place you have heavier energy. I want to invite you to consider passing on it or adjusting it and enjoying the feeling that comes with lining up with your energy!
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