It’s that time of the year again – you walk into any store or mall and a barrage of Christmas decorations, gifts and sweets assault your eyes. There are less than 6 weeks left until Christmas. Yes, you read that correctly. Cue horror music.
From here on, until 25 December, it is a madhouse of new clients, a revival of spirits in the existing clients (mainly in the bum, tum and arm areas), planning for year-end functions, attending year-end functions, planning Christmas parties, buying gifts, stressing about gifts, food shopping, planning for the next year…. And on and on it goes. If thinking about that doesn’t give you a panic attack, please let me know whatever you are taking because I need some of that.
Other people probably have better ways of coping with this, but I normally just squeeze my eyes shut and pray it’ll all be over soon. Much the same way I cope with rollercoasters. Although this seems to work, it does have that added drawback of wishing your days over. This year it hit me pretty hard when I realised that I was preparing myself, yet again, to wish away two whole months of the year. I was shocked and appalled, because frankly, life is too short to wish any of it over. So I will aspire not to do that this year. (Whether or not I succeed, is another blog article.) This year I will try to enjoy the holiday season, and try to slow it down so it becomes a positive experience.
So if you also suffer from end-of-the-year Loseyourminditis, I will share my practical steps for slowing life down. Please sign the indemnity form, because I do not have any real experience in this and if you should get hurt, that’s all on you. Here goes.
I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and blessings for the new year. Take care of yourself