The holidays are hard because there is such a massive amount of activity going on.
It can be a chore just to sort through all the events, relationships, expectations, hopes, dreams, and wishes.
So what do you do when you can’t see the forest for the trees?
You start with a houseplant.
Start with where you are. What is going on in your own environment? That includes where you live, but it also includes you. You have needs that should be met first and foremost. If not, you’ll be like a ship without an anchor, floating and bobbing closes to shore but not able to grab hold of anything stable.
You have to start with yourself. You need to build a strong foundation so that you can weather the likely storms. There are always storms on the seas, and this is especially true during the holiday season.
Can you clean up your house? Can you take time to carve out some empty space in your humble abode–and just sit in it?
And what do you actually want from the holidays? Take some time to consider what they mean to you. You could even try making a list of your priorities this holiday season. What is most important to you? Is there something you can plan right now to make sure you can experience what’s of utmost importance to you this holiday season?
The home is where the heart is. And if you don’t get your heart in the right place, how much of it will you have left to give to others?