There’s a flurry a’comin and I’m not talking snow. It’s called the Christmas/Holiday season. The starting line is usually Thanksgiving with a finish the first of the year. It seems this is the time when expectations trump priorities and chaos takes the controls.
Some of the flurry is fun. For me, Black Friday is fun. Not that I drop a boat load of cash on the deeply discounted items. But my joy is going to a mall and watching others surge with the crowds like dull-eyed fish washing up and down with the tides.
I also like the busyness of it all. I gives me focus. It forces my lazy hand. It beckons me to be prepared and allows me the opportunity to be better than last flurry-season.
How do you handle the busy flurry?
- I’d suggest having a game plan as you enter into this next season. Part of that plan might be to first, get your priorities straight. Priorities help you say no more often than yes. They keep you sane and focused and help you make decisions based on goals.
- Another part of that plan is to ask what you really want out of the season. Is ‘crazy exhaustion’ what you desire or a ‘fulfilled joy’ as you celebrate faith, family and friends?
- A third way to handle the busy flurry is to set your day at the beginning of your day. The first hour of your day often determines your attitude, mindset and emotion as you get out there and battle one more time. It is often called “The Rudder of The Day” and sets you on your course.
Above all, know that you are a human being, not a human doing. Your value is not reflective in the expense of your store-bought presents or the busyness surrounding their procurement. Your worth is found in who you are as a masterful creation of the heavenly Artist, himself. You are valuable because he is valuable and is the reason for the celebrations in the first place.