It is that time of year and we may just nod and agree with one or more of the following:
Demand that we make this the Perfect Christmas ever.
Find ways to top last year like getting a multi-bird on the table. (1)
Loosen our belts and munch away as that’s what everyone does.
Forget that we have a body that does not recognise a date in the calendar.
Try something new like eating 6 times because it’s the day to do that.
Eat out and pay big bucks on Christmas Day because we can.
Stuffing more food in our mouths than at any other time of the year.
Fit in another chocolate or candy cane because there is heaps to get through.
Make sure we got the heartburn pills in the cupboard.
Consume even more alcohol because it is the season to be jolly.
Make sure we indulge in anything we want because we can.
Permission to shop and keep shopping for more and more.
Must find time to make sure we get into party mode even if we don’t want to.
Gather around and try and be something we are not.
Subscribe to be ‘happy and merry’ as our Christmas cards told us.
Playing nice when we are feeling quite angry inside.
Make out we are interested in the homeless and those who have less.
Stop being real and honest as this is not the time for that.
Wearing a mask because you lost your Passport to Get Real.
Adjust our mood according to what we want and need.
Queue up for 2 hours to get inside the supermarket.
Spend another 2 hours in line for the checkout.
Add more excitement and do more shopping on line.
Sit on the motorway for 8 hours travelling with a car load of gifts.
Get caught up in Frenzied Friday just before the big day.
Lost the Plot but it doesn’t matter as it’s Christmas.
Tell ourselves that we will change suddenly when we wake up in New Year.
Thinking about the post Christmas Sales.
Planning the New Year binge to continue the excess trend.
Don’t watch the news as it may just say something we don’t want to know.
Become highly irresponsible with our choices as no one notices at this time of year.
Consent to go overboard with anything and everything.
Act super careless because it’s the norm for happy holidays.
Winging it where we can, as we want to impress others.
Don’t let our lemonade lifestyle stop us buying champagne.
Hide the deep anxiousness we feel because the plastic cards are maxed up.
Ignore the war inside us with extreme behaviour.
Make our priority going ‘over the top’ in excess mode.
Make others our priority and forget about us as that feels selfish.
Allow others to take care of us because we can’t be bothered to make any effort.
Feel resentful because we give give and there is no one giving back to us.
Write Christmas cards to people we never communicate with all year.
Ignore the fact that our faith does not celebrate Christmas.
Pretend that everything is ok and make lying look normal.
Find time to gossip and judge about this and that.
Bored with the rellies (relatives) as it brings up our buried hurts.
Spend time with our new phone and gadgets as family chit chat is boring us.
Stick the TV on because we don’t really want to communicate with others.
Forgot something and spend the whole day stressing.
Blame our bad choices on Christmas.
What is this blog presenting to us?
Can we relate to anything that is being said?
Is any of it making any sense?
Are we ready to be honest about Christmas?
How are we choosing to live because of a date in the calendar?
How is our body feeling with the effects of Christmas?
How is our health and well-being with all that Christmas brings?
WHY do we not feel so great once Christmas is over?
WHY are some of us depressed before and after Christmas?
WHY is there such a hype every Christmas?
WHY do we strive to buy more, do more and eat more at Christmas?
WHY are stress levels super high at Christmas?
WHY do we get anxious about cooking at Christmas?
Could it be possible Christmas is adding more ill to our body?
Could it be possible we like being irresponsible with our choices at this time because it suits us?
Could it be possible we are comfortable with Christmas because we can hide our issues?
Could it be possible that Christmas allows us to indulge and live our dreams and fantasies?
Could it be possible that Christmas means time off work, over spend, eat and keep eating, drink copious amounts of alcohol, sleep in and basically live with zero Responsibility?
Could it be possible that we love the high that Christmas brings, but loathe the denseness we feel in our body from the daily choices we make the rest of the year?
Could it be possible we have set ourselves up to subscribe to the happy holiday season as it distracts us away from the everyday Back to Basics, Simple Living lifestyle that truly works to support us to take more RESPONSIBILITY?
Is it time to get honest about what is and what is not working for us in our lives?
(1) Fletcher, E., & Saunderson, E. (2007, December 16). It Serves 125, Takes Eight Hours to Cook and is Stuffed with 12 Different Birds … Now That Really IS a Christmas Dinner. Retrieved December 25, 2016