On this December 25, I just want to invite you to be easy with yourself. I don’t know about you, but I get stressed this time of year even when I’m not trying to find the perfect gift for everyone or panicking because I don’t have enough money or anxiously trying to navigate or orchestrate the needs and desires of blood family, chosen family, friends, and beloveds.
This is a good time of year for me to find a CODA meeting, quite frankly, and often the time of year when I’m least likely to make the time for that sort of self care.
Today I am taking it easy. I am spending time with people I love. I will weep when I need to, and laugh, too. I’ll play with Sophie with her new toys. I’ll decorate cookies. I’ll be disappointed that something didn’t go perfectly, and then I’ll laugh at myself. Maybe I’ll even steal away some time for writing. I’ll do my best to be easy with myself, and with those around me.
At least, that’s my goal.
This is an achy time of year for me, and for many of us, even when I’m in a right place. If it’s an achy time of you, too, be so gentle with yourself, ok? Enjoy what you enjoy, and as much as you can, let the rest go.
Much love to you today, and tomorrow, too. Looking forward to sharing the coming year with you.