This time of year, when the clocks have gone back and it gets light later and dark earlier, makes the evenings appear to be so much longer. I find that I feel drained of energy and seek out and relish every drop of sunlight.
Also this time of year makes me feel happy when I see all the pretty lights on the fronts of houses, in shop windows, on trees in the town centre. The Christmas music in the shops, the shop staff wearing their antlers, Santa hats etc.
Having a mixture of thoughts and emotions is natural. We all feel the thought in the moment and when we stop and really listen to our thoughts, we realise that we are responsible for our reality right now in this moment. We all have different realities, and that is ok.
All our feelings derive and become alive, whether negative or positive, from the power of thought. Although thought is not reality, it is through thought that our realities are created. Positive thoughts create a healthy mind and a stable life.
I am looking forward to spending time with my husband over the Christmas period, relaxing, watching a few favourite films, enjoying a few days chilling and thinking positive thoughts.
Whatever you are planning, make sure it is what you want. If you want to spend your time on your own, then do that. If you want to spend your time with your family, then do that. If you want to spend your time helping others in a hostel or soup kitchen, then do that. Whatever it is you do, know that it is right for you.
A very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year to you all.
Professional Transformational Coach, Consultant
Founder of MAGGIE CURRIE COACHING