It’s the home stretch—the week before Christmas.
I hope you’re all prepared and enjoying the decorations, cookies, and music.
But if you’re like most of us, your week might be filled with multiple holiday gatherings, cooking, cleaning, last-minute shopping, wrapping, and more.
For some, panic is setting in.
No matter how prepared you think you are, it always seems to happen.
Now is the time to remind yourself it’ll be okay.
You might have to let some things go.
I didn’t get cards out this year, and a few other things I typically do.
And It’ll be okay.
Remind yourself of the reason for the season.
And it’ll be okay.
I know it sounds crazy, but during all your last-minute hustle and bustle, I encourage you to rest.
Rest doesn’t mean doing nothing, although sometimes that’s exactly what you need to do.
Rest isn’t just something you do, like take a nap.
Rest is a state of mind.
It’s an energy of trust, connection, peace, and love.
It’s a very feminine energy.
I remember an art history class I took in college where I was introduced to painting after painting of women at rest.
The art was representative of trust, connection, peace, love, and beauty.
Again, it doesn’t mean doing nothing.
It means doing it with the energy of trust and connection.
You actually get way more done and done well from this energy than from the energy of rushed, hurried, and stressed.
Think of pregnancy - the ultimate creation.
I read once that a woman’s pregnant body works harder at rest than a non-pregnant person climbing Mt. Everest.
What do you want to create?
I encourage you to do it at rest.
As humans, we’re meant to work and contribute.
It’s fulfilling and meaningful, and we’re naturally drawn to it.
But we’re also meant to rest.
Just like we’re meant to give and love, we’re also meant to receive and be loved.
And yet, I talk to women every day who give and give but don't know how to receive.
Resting is a lost art, a lost skill, but always available to us because we create it with our minds.
It starts with you programming your brain by telling it it’ll be okay.
Trust. Connect. Love.