Christmas is supposed to be an amazing time of the year, full of family and friends, kindness and good cheer. It’s fun, sparkly and festive and a full on celebration of happiness.

This time of year can also be stressful and can be exhausting with the night drawing it, it isn’t always easy to stay focused and energised.

Yule, a fire festival, is a time of celebrating the return of the light. From this point forward, the days will gradually grow longer again.  As we will hardly notice the sun’s light for some time, this festival reminds us to have patience.

Getting ready for celebrating

To prepare and ready you for the celebrations during the festive season over the next 12 days I am going to share with you some thoughts and ideas so you can feel good and enjoy being with friends and family, welcoming warmth, growth, and light along with the new year.

Do bear in mind that good ideas are only good and make a difference if you actually implement them. Try to resist the temptation to say to yourself ‘oh that’s a good idea’, then forget to give it a go. Instead, take one small action each day toward making your holiday season more enjoyable, happier and meaningful this year.

1. Uniqueness

Quit hiding your magic! You are UNIQUE, you are the only one like you. The finger prints you have are one of a kind. Not even identical twins have matching ones. You are the outcome of one egg and around 40 million sperm, any other sperm and you would be a different you. You’re the only one to see colours the way you do.

Even though two snowflakes may form in the same cloud, their different journeys to the ground will affect their shape and size, giving each snowflake its own unique identity.

Your experiences, your environment, your friends and family have shaped you in to being special. Your world is filtered through your thoughts and you see it like no other. How and what you do will never be the same as another’s as you will have put your own creative touch on it.

It’s the combination of everything that you have learned and the things that you have done that make you truly different from everyone else on this planet. Remember not to compare yourself with others as there is no comparison. And anyway you would be matching their outsides (what you see) with your insides (with what you think and feel).

Take action: For the next 24 hours just notice how many times you compare yourself to others.

Wishing you a super cool Yule.

To find out about days 2 to 6 and the recommended easy activities click to read on; 5 days from the feeling good handbook.

How to feel good for 12 days at Christmas
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