hope you are all now winding down for Christmas and getting into a festive mood. I love this time of year, its cosy at night when I come home at tea time and put my pjs on to get snuggled in front of the tv with my family and dogs. The tree is up and the presents are under the tree I'm looking forward to waking up Christmas day to see my kids faces when they unwrap their presents and then spending the day together eating and playing games.
Every day I am reminded how blessed I am to have all these blessings in life and I am grateful beyond belief. I do sit and wander why I have the life I have with all these wonderful blessings and then not so far away there will be many families really struggling to make ends meet and Christmas time is just one big stress they probably could do without on top of all the normal day to day worries. So many times I have felt myself feeling down for others especially at this time of year and I have gotten stressed because I cant save the world.
The many times this has happened to me I have to have a good word with myself, I have to tell myself that I am living my story and they are living thiers, who said these people dont like thier lives just as they are and I am looking in from the outside telling myself the story that they are sad. I am telling myself stories as I dont know what is going on for them as a person or family. I also have to be sturn with myself and tell myself that I cannot save the world, I can do my bit which I do do but I am not responsible for other peoples happiness. I tell myself if I keep playing the same pattern in my head and feeling down because of other situations and lifes then how on earth can I contribute what I want to contribute to help where I can and spread Love onto who ever I meet. Self Love first then I will have more Love to give out. I know a lot of people who dont get this concept and dont Self Love and this usualy always ends up in burn out, resentment, depression, anxioty and many more non useful concequences we bring on ourselves.
Just remember we are all on our own journey so we need to make sure we are firstly looking after our own minds and selves and then we will have more love to give out, One way of doing this is to meditate each morning, even if its only for 5 minutes. Meditation will help calm the mind and body, it will help you centre yourself and help prepare you for the day. This is your time and I dont think its asking for a lot 5 minutes out of a full day.
I tend to meditate in the bath in a morning as I know I wont get disturbed in the bath and I can relax my body quite quickly in warm water, I put You Tube on and find a 5-30 minute guided meditation and off I go. ( I highly recommend a Louise Hay guided meditation ) This then starts my day off lovely and I find I can deal with the day to day stuff with ease and calm.
Until next time, be gentle with yourself and invest in YOU
Sending Love Light and Possibilities