The struggle some days is so real.This day in particular has taken a lot out of me.
As the holidays are creeping up closer and closer I am just emotionally exhausted.
Coming from someone who use to adore the holidays this fact is completely heart breaking.
With everything that has happened lately there is no doubt that there was a wrench put in the way in a lot of relationships in my life.
It is going to take more time to heal. Some may not even completely heal up. I sure hope I am wrong on those.
Here are some things to keep in mine if you’re struggling through the holidays.
(This is taking everything in me because all I want to do is sit in the corner and pout. My 5 year old may think I’m a freak if I do that…so here we go..)
•Remember first off that some people may not even get to see the holidays this year. Some may even be fighting for their life. You’re healthy, you’re breathing, you’re alive. Breath in some fresh air and keep your head up.
•Don’t look past the pain that is creeping up into your life during these times. Instead, take it and be grateful for where you are in life. Even though you have pain now…look at the positives in your life. Come on, I know they are there. There is good just waiting to be pointed out.
•Hold those who you do have close to you. Maybe you’re struggling because this is the first year you’re without a loved one. Maybe you’ve just gone through a divorce, maybe you even are like me and you’ve had relationships change and become awkward and lost some people dear to you.
•Don’t forget what these holidays are truly about. They aren’t all about relationships, food, gifts, or rushing around to different peoples houses, or parties or gatherings. No, they have much more meaning behind them than that. Remember those meanings.
•Some people will be spending the holidays completely alone. Some will be spending them on cold streets. Some will be hungry and sad. Some people will be in horrible situations that they can’t get out of. Some will be suffering from illness. Keep in mind that if you have a roof over your head and food before you that your life and holidays really aren’t that bad. Keep that in mind.
Look, I get it. I’m truly writing this post because I needed some form of positivity forced upon myself.
I don’t want to celebrate thanksgiving or Christmas this year. In fact, I have probably the crappiest attitude about he holidays this year.
Mentally I’m not prepared for the changes that are set before me. I know they are consequences of my actions. That doesn’t mean I have to like it or want it. Because, I don’t. And I’m not afraid to shout exactly how I’m feeling from the rooftop. Because, I will.
I will say that I am bitter, mad, angry, sad, depressed, down, and anything but happy or excited about the holidays that are coming.
But! I know I must do something to change this attitude. I must. I will only kill myself on the inside if I don’t change my perspective.
Perspective is everything. Positivity is completely the key.
On those days where you’re anything but positive, hold on. It’s going to be okay. This too shall pass and your life will go on as before.
You could be laying in a hospital bed dying. You’re not? Well, maybe you should be grateful for that. I know I am.
So, turn that frown upside down! Get some fresh air and enjoy life. Hold on tight because those holidays are coming if we like it or not! Might as well make the best… I right? Yes, I am.
And here is to baking some dang cookies! Because I am going to this year!
Thanks for reading,