Do you ever feel life is just on fast forward? I certainly do. The outside pressure to start another holiday before another is complete adds more stress. We rush so much in our daily lives to get “things” accomplished- to cram it all in during a short period of time.
Why do we do this to ourselves? We allow the society to pick away at what is really important. It’s not how beautiful your house is decorated, how many holiday events you’ll be attending, the presents you’ll give or receive, or the bargains you will obtain. In my humble opinion, what is important, is who I fill my life with, the people and the love we share.
We need to learn to slow down. Take time to treasure our loved ones. This time of year always pulls my heart to the sky. Thoughts of my mom and how she advised me to stop, enjoy life and always put the “who matters”, not the “what matters” into the forefront of life. Push down caring “what” others think and how they judge. Sounds simple but really pause a moment to think about that statement.
We often spend a large chunk of our time worrying about what others will think. Instead we need to focus on the “who” that fill our lives. If I could lend a small bit of advice for whomever is reading, please remember the holidays are about who you fill your life with and how we impact one another.
During the hustle of the holidays… breathe, enjoy, pause, and love the people who matter most. Take away the pressure of perfection. If those people matter to you, then surely you matter to them. We can all agree that love and time together will forever be paramount over material items.