Even if you love Christmas, the build-up can be stressful. If you are the chief organiser it is often even worse. Here are just a few ideas to help you sail through.
A bit of woo! It’s a great time to have some energy work, such as Reiki or clearing or do some EFT tapping, lots of this can be done remotely so you don’t have to travel and really helps keep you on an even keel.
Mindfulness or other meditation: At this busy time, don’t beat yourself up trying to “do it properly” get a free app on your phone or tablet, or stream a free audio meditation. Even 5 minutes is reviving and calming.
Crystals of course! They change your vibration and are decorative and easy to keep around. Here are my top Crystals to help things run more smoothly:
Fluorite: This lovely green or purple translucent stone brings order out of chaos and is most often chosen by those with multiple responsibilities to protect from overwhelm.
Agate – This banded stone is calming and has a lovely slow vibration. It allows both adults and children to slow down and take a breath.
Chrysocolla – A lovely blue-green stone which is very balancing and soothes cluttered minds. Resonating with the heart it beams love, harmony and happiness into the home and is especially bonding for families.
Tiger’s eye – The beautiful golden stripes bring festive joy and yet keep the gang gently grounded. With your feet on the ground you can all appreciate the season but normal life and routines can still be supported to whatever extent you wish.
Rose Quartz – A little pink drop of love and appreciation. Spreads love all around, and reminds the main organiser that they matter too and a little time for self-care is always needed.
Snow Quartz – A pure white healer. Balances yin and yang, and gently aligns the chakras. If anyone needs a little pick me up, it heals and boosts gently, as much as is required and no more. (Quite good after over indulgence).
Take some advice from a friend:
The lovely Emma, from Emma Eilbeck Counselling and Personal Development is a valued advisor and she also has these tips to share:
- 1. Know that the glossy adverts are not real life. My family Christmas looks nothing like the branded million dollar advertising campaigns that we are bombarded with on television, and I bet your doesn’t either. Give yourself a festive break and let yourself off the hook! It doesn’t matter if the sprouts are soggy and the cat pukes under the tree just as you are serving your marks and Spencer dessert. This is real life and we are not living in the television adverts. Make room for the reality of your Christmas. Overtired kids, awkward relatives and the Christmas crackers that were not as.good as they looked on the box. Pause, breathe and know that the adverts are only that – adverts.
- 2. My second top tip is to get something out of the day for you. Christmas can be a bit like a wedding day, blink and you’ve missed it. Often we are so busy with the “tasks” and “mediation” of the day that we get to bed feeling knackered and deprived of our own actual christmas. Whether it’s a quick Baileys in the bath or a walk with the dog, try and pick something just for you. When we give away too much of ourselves we can become resentful and agitated. As a busy mom I know my family will thank me more for having a 20 minute time out and keeping my sanity than a forced tenth round of trivial pursuit through gritted teeth.
We have made our top crystals into a lovely kit that you can get as a supportive for yourself or other “Christmas Coordinators” in your life. And they come with pretty, festive bags so you can even incorporate them sneakily into your decor!