Are you expecting (and probably dreading) a visit from some energy stealers this Christmas?
You know what I mean.
Christmas is supposed to be all about love, joy and peace.
It’s supposed to be all about loving-thy-neighbour and gratitude mixed with a bit of magic in the air: the Christmas spirit…
The picture we have in our head
We have visions of the house being perfectly decorated, carols playing in the background, it’s snowing outside but nice and cosy inside, the fire is on and our nearest and dearest are gathered around a magnificent Christmas tree, opening their presents and squealing with joy…
The reality is probably us dashing around like a mad woman, frantically trying to get everything organised in the kitchen, hitting the G&T way too early, whilst the kids are moaning about ‘when are we going to open the presents?’, Grandpa is probably snoring in the corner with (hopefully just his mouth) open, and squabbles between family members who aren’t under the same roof all that often (and this is probably why). It’s all over by 8pm and then we still have to tidy up the kitchen before crawling in to bed or passing out on the sofa.
Our expectations, the picture we have in our head of how we would like it to be and the real thing, probably don’t have much overlap.
It is what it is, and although you might love Christmas (I certainly do), the whole experience can take its toll on your energy.
So I’ve put together a few tips on how to manage your energy during the build up to it and the actual day:
⭐️ Make sure you ground yourself every morning and night (this means taking control of your energy and can be as simple as standing in a particular spot – the kitchen is a good place – taking a deep breath, closing your eyes and imagining you have roots coming from your feet and into the ground – yes, just like a tree). Then imagine these roots are carrying all the unwanted energy from your body and into the ground for Mother Nature to recycle. No I’m not joking. That is basically it.
⭐️ Be aware of who the energy stealers are and set boundaries for yourself before they arrive.
⭐️ Don’t join in their drama – keep any reactions calm and neutral.
Think of yourself as a fly on the wall. You know what I mean.
⭐️ When the energy stealer has left the room and your home, it’s time to clear the energy. Clapping is a great way to do this (and it’s quite exhilarating too). It may seem a bit strange, but who cares if it get rid of that energy you don’t want hanging around.
And above all, ask yourself what are the feelings you want to feel at Christmas?
Then do something every day that brings out this feeling, because that will put you in the right vibration, and attract more of that feeling.
For me, it has to have FUN! So I’ll be doing things that bring that feeling, which will probably involve quite a good dose of silly-ness.