This is a season I embrace.
Albeit there was a time that it was BUSY!!! We literally had Christmases for a week or more, here and there, late nights, young kids, sugar and toys gallore.
We were burnt the fuck out!
After the “holidays” both us and the kids needed a holiday to literally do nothing.
Last year, Christmas 2020 was emotionally very hard for me. Everything changed and quite quick and drastically. Although I mourned not spending Christmas WITH our extended family members (honestly that’s what rocked me…) we REALLY enjoyed the downtime!
A loved one shared this post with me thus morning. The link to the posts is below. This… holds so much truth!
This year especially, my nervous system is more than ever naturally winding down when it’s dark. Many nights I’ve been able to honor this and I love love love going to bed early now in these fall and winter months.
Kind of like eating seasonally! I am leaning more into this as well and honoring my body. One thing I will say is that with everything there is a learning curve, even just shifting eating habits… be patient with yourself!
Be gentle, patient and kind to yourself!