It’s That Time of Year


It’s that time of year when we tend to go a little crazy, over indulge, fall out with family and loved ones, put ourselves under pressure, feel stressed and expect everything to be perfect. All in the name of having a great Christmas.

It is also a time where many people choose to reflect and plan for the future, making impossible to keep New Years Resolutions that are doomed to fail only a matter of days into January.

And yet every year it’s the same we repeat these same patterns, behaviours and choices over and over under the illusion that somehow this time it will be better, different and turn out the way we imagined.

It’s madness, why do we do it to ourself? How about if we treated Christmas just like any other day? What would that look like? Perhaps a simple family gathering sharing food, time, love and each other. Sure have some presents but give simply and from your heart. Give yourself permission to let go of perfection, expectations and the need to put yourself under pressure. How about making the focus on having fun and being together – now wouldn’t that be refreshing?!

And as for New Years Resolutions like loosing weight, getting fitter etc. Forget them …..

Just choose to live in a way that truly cares for you based on what you feel works for you and your body and don’t be afraid to experiment, learn and change the rules as you and your body change and you become more familiar with yourself.

Be gentle with your body, give it quality sleep, nutritious foods, plenty of water, keep it active, meditate, be joyful, enjoy your friends, family and people in general. Love life and love you for all that you are. Be healthy, be yourself.

Author: Dr Rachel Hall

The Holistic Dentist who Loves Humanity. Life is about people, connection, love and equality. People are suffering and have forgotten they are naturally amazing. By living in a way that is more self-loving, gentle and truthful we can reawaken our capacity for grandness.

9 thoughts on “It’s That Time of Year”

  1. Great advice and it certainly makes this a less stressful and more enjoyable time of the year when you let go of the commercial side of it all.

    1. My focus is on people, it is not about over indulging, going over the top and spending lots of money. For me it is about simplicity and enjoying the time I have to be with myself and with others.

  2. Letting go of ‘perfection’ really takes a huge pressure off. I have been doing this and I feel so much calmer and less anxious and I am not having to turn myself into a human pretzel to get everything to look or be a ‘certain’ way. So much kinder on my psyche and my body to let go of the controlling ‘perfection’! Thanks for your post. It brings a lot of simplicity to a time of year that can be made very complex.

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