The week before the Christmas holiday is typically bustling with activities not normally part of our daily routine. It can be amazingly beautiful and terribly overwhelming at the same time. This week Lynn shares two tools that may be helpful to dropping in and truly experiencing the moments as they happen.
Listen in to this message and inspire your life with the connecting journal prompt below.
In this video you’ll hear:
- What you can do to allow solutions to fall into place
- Two tools to help alleviate the “extra” right now
Here’s what you can look forward to in today’s episode:
- How to manage the added pressure of the holidays
- What you may need to do for yourself
- Take steps to celebrate the magic of this time
Lynn Morgan Carpenter: “Ask yourself: Is there anything on this list that I can remove? Is there anything on here that I can make look different? Is there anything that I can pause and save until the new year? Does it have to be right here, right now?”
Lynn Morgan Carpenter: “I don't want to wish this time away, but I also want to be strategic and remove pressure where it's not necessary. I want to be able to celebrate and love this time and be able to absorb and soak in the memories.”
Self-Connecting Journal Prompt
Take a moment to think about your recent holiday experiences. What brought you joy, and what felt draining? Reflect on the activities or interactions that stood out, both positively and negatively.
Connect with Lynn
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Lynn Morgan Carpenter is the founder of Live More Connected. Her mission is to help you live more connected to your inner-calling, and life as a whole. By using your innate superpowers, you not only make the world a better place to live in but also find peace, purpose, and fulfillment by grounding in your calling.
Thank you so much for listening! 💖
Lynn Morgan Carpenter: This time of year comes with a lot of extra layers. And I really just want to devote this week to you to remind you that as best you can, let's take a step back on the places of our lives where we're feeling overwhelmed, where we're feeling stretched, where we're feeling pressure, and remind ourselves that, we will get to the other side of this very typical common, busy, hectic time of year. And I just wanna give you a little strategy of where maybe you can release some of the pressure, release some of the steam because this is what I'm even doing in my own life. So identify what you feel that you need, want, should get done and this week in prep for, for as we come to the end of the year and just ask, is there anything on this list that I can literally remove? Is there anything on here that I can make look different? Is there anything that I can pause and save until the new year? Is it have to be right here? Are there gifts that instead of arriving for Christmas, if you celebrate the holiday, it can be shifted to a New Year's gift? And when I go to the post office, it's not as busy and the rush is gone and it can be just a beautiful surprise for the recipient in the new year. Find ways where you can bring, bring ease to your life. I'm actively doing this. And when I start to identify, okay, this is really making me feel anxious and where I have pressure, how can I modify this to where then I don't have that anymore? And by opening that question pretty quickly, solutions start to drop in. And so I just wanna encourage you that whatever area of your life that is creating that extra sense of pressure dip into it a bit and intuitively allow solutions to drop in. And also just allow yourself to take some time. Like, you know, sometimes we can be feeling so overwhelmed by something that if we just say, you know what, tonight I'm taking the night off, I'm gonna give myself a bubble bath. I'm gonna use my special sea salt scrub and I'm gonna get a really good night's sleep because then what that means is tomorrow I'm gonna wake up and I'm gonna have a new perspective on all of this. And that's some beautiful self-care. And then my last thought as we're rounding up this time is just also allow yourself to celebrate. Celebrate this time and how you spend it. And sometimes, you know, we have all the obligations and family and friends and children, whatever your world looks like. And we can get so bogged down that we miss out on the magic, that we wish the magic away. And I know for myself, I don't wanna wish this time away, but I also want to be strategic and remove pressure where it's really not necessary. I want to be able to dip in and really celebrate and love this time and be able to absorb and soak in the memories. And that's the focus this week. I just wanna help you to do that because I know I've been feeling a little under the gun, a bit pressured, having some extra layers of life weighing me down a bit. And so I know that you probably are too. So I hope some of these tips will help you as you navigate this week. And we can do this together.