Only a couple of Mondays left to plough through until Christmas and it certainly seems to be the time for winding down! This weeks Monday Motivation isn’t a particularly inspirational one, but I love the quotes and the message behind it is important to me.
As I mentioned in yesterdays Instagram post it really is the time of year to focus on family, friends, loved ones and enjoying being at home. With the end of 2016 in sight it is a time when you tend to reflect on the past year, how you celebrated the happy times, made memories, and gathered strength to get through the difficult times.
Home truly is everything at this time of year and you tend to appreciate it all the more. I love that everyone heads home to be together at Christmas, spending time with those you’re closest to.
The magic of this time of year is unique. Everyone is in a good mood, people are kinder and more friendly, and I am sure that having little ones magnifies this! I’ve always loved Christmas and the magic of it, but seeing my niece and nephew, friends little ones and, as he gets older, Josh, getting caught up the excitement of Father Christmas coming and the prospect of lovely presents (who doesn’t love presents, lets be honest) is infectious! It takes you back to that lovely feeling of when you were a child and that excitement was immense.
Bearing all that in mind, with the exception of my attempts at part time Blogmas (I know, I’m bloody useless but the good intention is there) I’ll be slowing down, blog wise, over the Christmas period. I only take part in my very favourite linkies now anyway and they too will be on a Christmas break, so my Monday Motivation posts may just be part of an Instagram post.
Last year I found Christmas so hard; I was a new Mum who didn’t know what she was doing and hormones flying about everywhere. This year I want to value every moment. I know Josh isn’t aware of who Father Christmas is and what Christmas is all about just yet but I still want to see his face when he opens his presents, and his stocking, and give him his first Christmas dinner. I don’t want to miss a second of it, and I am looking forward to being in a happier, positive and more relaxed frame of mind. I always witter on about how short life is, so all the more reason to enjoy this years festive period.
So my advice for this time of year; don’t get stressed by present shopping, money, over indulging, blogging, or anything else. Enjoy it; drink the fizz, allow yourself to get caught up in gift excitement, sing loudly, smile lots, eat loads, cherish every smile your child gives you. Have fun, make memories and spread lots of love and festive cheer!
Merry Nearly Christmas everyone