Take this as a daily reminder that:
December is fun, exciting and full of Christmas cheer.
But it is also:
- Extremely busy
- Extremely stressful
- And sometimes overwhelming
Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of things I enjoy about December and the Christmas period (chocolate coins, cosy nights and Christmas lights to name a few) and I’m not trying to be a Scruge by writing this blog post. It’s just that for a lot of people Christmas, for all range of reasons, sucks. And what’s worse is that it is involuntarily injected into our bloodstreams as soon as midnight on November 1st hits. The build up is too soon, the process too long and setting expectations too high. And not only do you become obsessed with finding the right Christmas presents but your job is demanding more of you throughout December in preparation for the Christmas break. It’s a stressful time of year and quite frankly, I don’t think the premature Christmas countdown beginning well into the early days of November helps.
So I’m writing this post as a reminder that it’s okay to not to always enjoy the December ride. It’s a fun time of year but also a stressful one and sometimes even a depressing one.
Make sure to take the time to look after yourselves this December. ❤