Flu Space

Ahhh, the Holidays. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or is it? It can also be a pretty stressful time of the year with work, end of the year class celebrations, Church Christmas plays, basketball practice, moving the elf, wrapping gifts, extra cooking, Christmas parties, new family dynamics ad infinitum. With all the hustle and bustle, it never seems like there is quite enough time or space to pack it all in. Our 2023 Theme: An Abundance of Space feels out of reach some days depending on my perspective.  

Enter the flu… God knows exactly what you need when you need it, although I am not always ready and willing to accept the circumstance. My bouncy little boy was down for the count last week, and it gave me some “space” to slow down and really settle into my body. All the Holiday stress that I had been shoving down was able to rise to the surface and instead of distracting myself with busyness, I had to actually feel what I had been numbing with all the activities.  

It turns out that when I slow down, there is more room for creative energy and thoughts to flow. I got married in October, and we want to start new traditions for our family. Being trapped (did I say trapped?) in the house for a week gave me the abundance of space that I needed to think about what some of those traditions might become. We have decided that this year we are going to have a Birthday party for Jesus on Christmas Eve instead of opening any gifts and really lean into our reason for the season.

I am also learning to take up space and say no to things that don’t support my values. When I say yes to something, I am saying no to something else. Being the people pleaser that I am, this is easier said than done, but nonetheless I am practicing and there is growth occurring. Since joining the Horizon Point Team, the ladies have helped me to learn that it is essential for your well-being to create room for the people and things that matter the most.

How will you create space to enjoy the Holidays?

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Emily Collins