What life has taught me about the True Meaning of Christmas 

Life is filled with ups and downs and sometimes those downs seem darker during times when it is ‘expected to be’ Magical & filled with Joy. Making the effort to feel Joyful isn't about faking it or denying your current struggles - it's about knowing that things can improve, that you can make things better. 
So, if you're straining in the lead up to Christmas to get into the spirit, I’ve put together a very doable list of things that you can try that will help you to have a Happier Christmas this year, even if your life is not where you would like it to be right now. 
 
Wishing you Love & Blessings, 
 
Michelle. 
1. CONTEMPLATE THE DEEPER MEANING OF THE SEASON 
 
Christmas has become little more than a day of getting more stuff which is understandable when you consider how over-commercialized it is. 
 
The Spirit of Christmas is somewhat lost & few are inspired to delve deeper into the heart & soul of the season. 
 
By connecting to what Christmas means to you & creating a Christmas Tradition to honour your Values, your Christmas celebration can itself be deeper, more meaningful, change your perspective and also inspire others to make positive changes too! 
 
So, the question is – what do you Value? 
Family. 
• Freedom. 
• Loyalty. 
• Connection. 
• Creativity. 
• Humanity. 
• Compassion & Kindess 
• Forgiveness 
 
What Tradition can you create that incorporates one or more of Your Values? 
 
2. EXPRESS KINDNESS TO SOMEONE 
 
When you make someone else’s life better, watch what happens to yours! Joy will start to replace sadness. You live with Purpose. You can shift from a fear based feeling to a feeling of Love, expressed as Gratitude, Joy, Faith, Happiness etc. 
 
Kindness always makes both parties happier, and you can give somebody HOPE by simply wishing them a Happy Christmas and Smiling from your heart - meaning it. You do not need to make flamboyant gestures of kindness (but feel free to do so if you’re in a position to!), sometimes gifting a person your time to listen to them & ‘hear’ them is the greatest gift you could ever give. 
 
3. FORGIVENESS 
 
Of all the gifts you give this year, perhaps the most meaningful and life-changing will be the gift of forgiveness you offer someone whom you feel has offended you. 
 
And here’s the Real Gift: You will benefit HUGELY from forgiving the person because in that moment you find Peace. You acknowledge your own worth. You are declaring that you are letting go & moving on. 
 
4. MAKE IT FUN! 
 
Decorate the house, and it doesn’t always need to be expensive lighting & decorations! I collect fallen twigs & conkers with my daughters & we create amazing centre pieces for our table! We make homemade Tree decorations and they take Pride of Place on our tree! Get creative. All it takes is a little effort & time, and the benefits are so rewarding. 
 
OH! Blast the Christmas Tunes & dance like nobody’s watching! 
 
5. CREATE YOUR OWN FAMILY 
 
If like me, you are divorced and finding it difficult to navigate the Christmas period in a time of stress & change, I highly recommend volunteering at a local charity. 
 
It reminds you that so many people are struggling, not only during the holiday season, but all year round. It can be a very humbling experience and very often you are filled with a deep sense of gratitude for the blessings that you do have. 
 
Alternatively, you could join a club where you’ll find like minded people. Very often these acquaintances’ develop into friendships, but at the very least you’ll have something to look forward to. 
 
6. DO WHAT YOU LOVE 
 
When we feel down, a little blue, we sometimes wait for others to come and pull us out of that space. Don’t wait! Be your own HERO! Do what you love to do; Paint, Exercise, Sing, Dance, Walk, Meet Friends, Bake, Write, Journal, Meditate… Do something, anything! Just don’t do nothing. 
 
7. LIST ALL OF THE BLESSINGS IN YOUR LIFE 
 
Take a few minutes to write down everything you have to be grateful for, the little and large blessings. Many of these things we take for granted because we don’t have to think about them. 
 
Your next breath, running water to wash yourself, electricity to cook your meals, clothes to keep your body warm, the security of a roof over your head. 
 
Keep writing until you feel your heart expand in Gratitude. 
 
8. GET OUT OF BED, GET DRESSED, GET OUT OF THE HOUSE. 
 
When we’re down or feeling depressed, we sometimes don’t get up and dressed. This can lead to us often feeling worse. 
 
Ask for help if you need it, from family, friends of your medical professional. 
 
If you can get yourself up, washed and dressed, and go for even a short walk in the fresh air, it can really help to lift the mood. 
 
My wish for you is that your Christmas is filled with Joy, Love & Peace. 
 
If any of these tips struck a chord with you, take action & don’t just make this another post that you read and scroll on! Make your Christmas holiday season more Joyful, Happier and Meaningful this year. 
 
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