I can’t believe it’s already November. So I guess it’s time to get prepared for the holidays, yeah?
Let me tell you, Christmas is my favorite. I love the cold, the pine smell, the twinkling lights, the magic of it all. What I don’t like? Crowded stores, consumerism, busy schedules, no time for rest, family conflicts…
(If you’re stressing about gift giving this year, check out this post).
Christmas is all about peace and joy. I want to peel back the layers on that and really investigate what that means this year. In the last few years I’ve worked diligently to simply my own holidays and lean into what feels fun for my family. I had to deconstruct some of the beliefs I held about gift giving and keeping a full holiday calendar. I had to confront a few things I’d allowed to become idols in my life and in doing so, I really learned to focus on what’s truly important to me: family, love, peace.
I’ve come to believe that peace and joy can’t be found until we grow to be grateful in our lives. When we grow a deep gratitude for all that we’ve been given, it creates a peace you otherwise wouldn’t have. When we seek to see blessings instead of burdens in our everyday, that’s when it opens us up to joy in so many ways. Gratitude is the prerequisite to peace and joy – that’s why it’s so great that Thanksgiving comes before Christmas.
For the month of November I am posting every single day about gratitude. I’m going deeper than the standard “I’m grateful for this things today” post. I’m sharing my experience with gratitude, the nitty gritty of when you need a serious attitude adjustment but are too stubborn to fix it, different gratitude practices (it’s not one size fits all), and I’m having guests speak about what gratitude looks like in their own lives, too. This is all taking place on my Instagram (@britclarkson) and I’m calling it the #GratitudeinBloom2022 daily challenge.
In the next two months, the Meant to Bloom Podcast will be full of episodes relating to keeping your peace and seeking your joy and relearning what these holidays mean to you.
I’m excited to share with you the Unstressed Holiday Planner
Holidays don’t have to be hard. What’s this season about, anyway?
PEACE & JOY! So let’s infuse the season with as much peace and joy as we can. This means planning ahead and letting go of what’s just not going to work out. Enjoy moments of rest and calm. Oh, Silent Night! Let’s lean into that. I love giving a meaningful gift, but I’m not about to sacrifice my peace over it, where’s the joy in that?
In this guide you’ll find:
- Journal work
- Party planning templates
- Gift Tracker
- Brain dump
- A much needed mindset shift
- Permission to let it be easy
- November/December calendar
- Selfcare and grounding solutions
- Holiday/Fall/Winter themed color pages
- Winter bucket list
Ditch the holiday stress. Make the parties and feasts simple with this hosting guide. You can let it be easy. Whether you’re having a simple Christmas, this minimalist holiday planner will help you keep track of it all.