It is that time of the year again.
Last month, another year coming to close.
Work commitment slowing down fast.
Happy Holidays for many of us.
The season to be merry and jolly.
Get the fairy lights out.
Buy a real Christmas tree.
Spend more money on the latest colour baubles.
Start cranking up the entertainment our mind needs.
Finding lavish treats for all and sundry including the pets.
Get into gift giving mode even if it is beyond our budget.
Let’s just shop till we drop and please everyone we know.
Start plotting and planning for the sales in the stores.
Go nuts at the supermarket as if there is a food famine.
Eat anything we fancy and think about the consequences later.
Buy the jumbo tins of sweets, chocolates and toffee to stock up.
Consume even more alcohol as everyone else is doing it.
Add alcohol to our cooking recipes as the cooking shows tell us.
Go on a diet that is going to give us the perfect body in 2 weeks.
Let’s not worry about the things we have done and not done.
Forget the year we had and go full throttle this month.
Make it a year to never forget by doing crazy things.
Buy the TV guides and plan way in advance what to watch.
Get through the Christmas movie channels to keep us dreaming.
Indulge in our deepest fantasies and take action at the crimbo party.
Party Party and try out more whacky stuff to keep us up all night.
Do the daring things we can get away with as it’s ok this time of year.
See if we can top the previous year with our whacky behaviour.
Do something big that will get us noticed and recognised by others.
Make out we only live once so we have permission to be insane.
Feel regret about another year wasted, which adds to our depression.
Reflect on the awfull year and up the daily tipple of alcohol.
Be nice to others because this is the season.
Go over the top with the cleaning as the rellies are coming over soon.
Pretend we are super human and stay up all night, every night.
Stay up all night writing cards to all those we never bother speaking to all year round.
Write cards with words that are just what we put every single year.
Buy gift wrapping likes it’s going out of season as it all looks good.
Rush around as this is the last month of this year and it’s about to end.
Keep lying to the kids about being “good” if they want Santa to deliver their wish list.
Hang up the Christmas stockings and carry on with the illusion.
Make out we really care by giving a can or two in the supermarket charity box.
Avoid the crowds and get hooked on the Internet and over shop.
Stay up every night on social media, so we look like we are normal.
Fight the chronic cold and cough we have that is spoiling our festive mood, with even more medicine but no rest.
Forget about the stonking cold we have and distract ourselves with booking next year’s holiday.
Escape on holiday to avoid the family once again this season.
Don’t worry about the weather or what effect it might have on our body.
Act fast by trying to complete our annual “to do” list.
What is it about us that looks at a month and acts differently?
What are we missing in our lives that we need so much stimulation?
What is our understanding of the last month in our calendar year?
What if this annual cycle around the sun is giving us a message we have not yet considered, as we are way too busy with the above list?
Are we getting any closer to living our natural state and are we concerned that things are not great right now on our planet?
Would it be wise to at least stop and take stock of our year thus far?
Would it be of great benefit if we got honest and asked some questions?
Would it be of value if we contemplated on our year so far and the mistakes that we have made and the lessons we have learnt?
Would it be supportive to reflect on our year and the steps we have taken to make some real changes that are not harming us in anyway?
Is it high time we started to discard anything that does not work for us?
Is it time to bring closure and end what is not true for our well-being?
Could it be possible that making sensible choices that support us in daily life is the answer?
In other words, once we build a strong foundation, we become full up and the outside stuff no longer is something we seek to keep us going?
Could it be that Simple?