Don’t panic…

Only 18 sleeps till the big guy will be squeezing through our heat pump.
It’s the Christmas countdown and it’s easy to get caught up in the hype.
I often have that last minute ‘have I got enough’ panic.
Presents, food, you name it…. more is more.
Despite being prepared, I used to go into a late frenzy of buying extra stuff just to cover my bases.
I think I saw other people madly shopping and thought I was missing something.
It was never necessary and always stressful.

And breathe…
Now I just stop and breathe.
That’s it.
It helps me to become conscious to the decisions I’m making.
What I’m buying and why.
Perspective is a good b!tch – she helps me keep it real.
I buy less, have more time, and create less waste.

Out of sync
The stop and breathe technique also keeps me on track when we’re doing our Christmas travel.
I try and keep up our habits.
I stash a bag of reusables in the car. Bottles, bags, containers, straws, coffee cups – they’re all invited on our road trip.

I’m learning to be more present at Christmas.
It makes me more conscious and allows me to navigate the hype, commercialism and expectation.

I make better choices.
I focus more on people and experiences.
I still eat way too much – I’m not a robot.

Simple changes – big impact


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