Embrace the Joy: A Mindful Approach to Christmas (and Beyond)

This time of year is supposed to be all about love, joy, and peace, but let’s be real – it often brings a wave of anxiety and overwhelm. I’ve been there, feeling the weight of expectations and a sense of dread as Christmas approached. But guess what? I changed that narrative, and now I’m genuinely looking forward to the festive season.

It all started with a simple shift in perspective. I realized that the negative experience was a creation of my own mind, and I had the power to change it. Today, I want to share some practical tips with you to make this season – or any time you’re feeling overwhelmed – truly enjoyable and meaningful.

 1. Catch and Change Negative Thoughts:

Feeling overwhelmed or burdened? It’s time to reframe those thoughts. Remember, the power is all yours. Shrink that mental to-do list down, give it less weight, and watch the stress melt away.

 2. Keep it Simple:

Say goodbye to perfectionism and embrace simplicity. Identify your priorities and values, and let go of unnecessary consumerism. Focus on what truly matters to you, and you’ll find a sense of ease in the holiday chaos.

 3. Enjoy the Little Things:

Life is a journey, not just a destination. Find joy in the everyday moments. Whether it’s sipping your morning coffee or watching the sunset, relish these small pleasures. It’s these moments that add up to a meaningful life.

4. Make it Meaningful:

Discover the true meaning of the season. Whether it’s the joy of kids, finding small ways to help others, or embracing eco-friendly practices, infuse purpose into your actions. You’ll be amazed at how fulfilling this can be.

So, starting today, let’s put this into practice. Whether it’s Christmas or any other goal you’re working towards, don’t mentally blow up the tasks. Lose the perfectionism, focus on your values, enjoy the journey, and find meaning in the little things.

Remember, it’s not about the presents; it’s about the presence – the presence of joy, love, and meaning in every moment. Wishing you a season filled with warmth, connection, and a whole lot of heart.

Until next time,


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  1. Kelly that you tube video was so wonderful and helpful xxx thank you so much . One of my problems is I work retail and it’s really stressful
    Ill try to calm down about that ❤️❤️

    • I can imagine! Definitely a very good reason to keep focussing on positive thoughts and energy. Lots of belly breathing and centering yourself in your own energy will help Carol. xo

  2. Thankyou Kelly really appreciate your advice.

  3. Very good advice Kelly thanks
    Yes the little things in life are the best and yes stop to enjoy every moment when we are present 🤗

    • Your comments sound exactly like me. Thanks for the good advice

  4. Thankyou dear Kelly I am very grateful for your words of wisdom and may you have a blessed Christmas.

    • You’re very welcome Janine. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas too!


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