December is a stressful time of year. Do you have compassion for yourself during stressful times? Do you have compassion for your children (who also feel the stress & excess)? What about family, friends, and strangers in public? Write about it. Be sure to include ways you can show compassion and understanding.
Love and connection are more important than “things.” What can you do to focus more on love and connection at this busy time of year? What can you do to remind yourself to focus on love and less on plans, things, purchases, and obligations?
Be gentle with yourself—your body, your health, your needs. Today is about a different type of self care…appreciating YOU! Show yourself some gratitude by taking extra care of YOU. Write about it.
* Bonus: Bring a little humor into your days! Lightheartedness can go a long way in being gentle with yourself and others. Write about ways you could bring more humor into the last few weeks of the year.
Look around and see if there is anything you have in excess. Is there something you no longer need or use that could benefit someone else? In the spirit of generosity, what do you have that you could give away? Write about it…and then take action. This can look like anything from toys to time, canned goods to support.
Focusing on gratitude as we shift into the last half of the month can help us feel more grounded. Take some time to look around at what you do have—running water, opportunity, shelter, support, friendship, your children, etc. Today is all about gratitude for what you do have in your life. Make a list of what you are grateful for today.
Have you looked around today? Have you seen anything beautiful? Really looked at the details of decorations or spent time admiring a holiday craft your child made? Write about the little things you appreciate today.