If you’re not feeling very Christmassy this year, you’re not alone.
2020 has been a hard year for all of us on so many fronts; people who like me lost someone they loved or their own health to Covid, essential workers who served despite the risk, those who are struggling to keep food on the table. 2020 surely will be a year that will go down in history.
If you’re struggling, here are some things that helped me start my ‘Covidy’ Christmas:
- I AM GENTLE ON MYSELF — As I go back and forth through the stages of losing my old life; denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, I’ve tried to be gentle on myself.
- I FOCUS ON COUNTING MY BLESSINGS — When the going gets toughest, I try to focus on my many blessings: my amazing family, friends, clients, associates, and my team — past and present.
- I STARTED — I started decorating and shopping early, and besides the amazing memories each ornament and decoration brings, just looking at them and those crazy colours bring me joy. I was all ready when December 1st arrived and even have music streamed into the virtual event rooms and a Christmas-Themed floor plan!
- I GAVE MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS A GIFT EARLY — I created a virtual Christmas Space they can meet with those around the world they love (and me) over the holidays 24/7. It’s been nice hearing from everyone as they say thanks.
- I CREATED A NEW TRADITION — I decided to start a new tradition and hold a Virtual Christmas Party to raise money for Feed the Need in Durham Region needs money to stack their shelves, and also because I believe that now more than ever people need to gather. Admission is free with any donation. It makes me feel good to give.
- I AM TAKING TIME OFF OVER THE HOLIDAYS — I want to gather with my family and friends over the holidays so our offices will be closed from then until Monday, January 4, 2021 at 9 a.m. (other than pre-arranged bookings).
How are you doing this ‘Covidy’ Christmas?
If you find yourself in a tight spot and can’t feed your family or need other help, please private message me. I will do what I can confidentially, and pretend it never happened.