Here’s a shocker: though the commercials tell us otherwise, the holidays don’t necessarily mean your heart will swell with love and joy every single minute. Hardly.
In fact simply watching that commercial where the kids are making cookies and the kitchen is a disaster and the mom tosses her head back and laughs makes me want to sign up for therapy. I am so not that mom.
But we can move from the stress, anxiety, frustration, and impatience that sometimes comes with the holiday hustle into a place that feels just a teeny bit better.
And a healthy dose of inspiration can help us do it, by warming our little Grinchy hearts. Inspiration isn’t something contrived, it simply happens. But, we can set ourselves up to receive more of it and more of the good, creative, energy that comes with it.
Cultivate inspiration. Draw it in by:
Engaging in life. Stop complaining and start participating. Saying “yes” to life is a big draw for inspiration.
Stay Open. Experience life without judgment. Take in all sorts of experiences and inspiration is soon to follow.
Seek out those beautiful people and things that inspire. Look at beautiful art. Watch poignant videos on Facebook. Appreciate nature. Read books that move you. Pay attention to those doing amazing things in the world.