Things are starting to slow down in the clinic now in readiness for the holidays and I notice that people are becoming very focused at the moment on Christmas preparations. I have been spending the extra time at my disposal in the garden growing our Christmas lunch and hanging around with my gorgeous kids. My husband and I have also started a kitchen garden at the school he teaches at and I am enjoying being part of something so valuable.
I have been hearing from friends and clients that they are feeling very stressed, that they are tired of being with all the cranky people at the shops and that they are feeling overwhelmed by the expense and fuss at this time of year. Maybe it’s time to take stock of how you want to spend these holidays, and your money, and set aside some time to reduce your stress.
It’s often difficult to negotiate a Christmas celebration that feels right for you, is within your budget and is in alignment with your ethics. See more about this at https://naturocath.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/christmas-honesty-and-setting-limits/
Even though this is traditionally a time of indulgence, and I’m all for a bit of that, it’s also important to remember to keep things at a level that is healthy for you.
While I was at the gym this morning I ran into a woman who had made an appointment to see me about some serious health issues but who had cancelled at the last minute.
She told me that she was feeling very unwell but that she felt she “couldn’t afford to do anything about it at the moment because she had racked up $3000 in credit card bills for Christmas presents”.