Have you taken a little time to consider just what kind of a Christmas you would like to have. Or are you being propelled towards just another generic Christmas by all that advertising and shopping?
What kind of Christmas would you like to have? If you were having the perfect Christmas what would you see? What would you hear? How would you feel?. Getting a rich representation of how you want events to turn out is essential if you want to reach your outcome. It’s a large part of the NLP well formed outcome process.
Having a well-formed Christmas outcome might seem a little like business coaching gone mad, but if you are stuck with Christmas, and we do seem to be stuck with it, it might be worth spending a little time considering how you would like it to be. Having a well formed outcome gives your other than concious mind something to work towards.
Within the context of what and where you are likely to be this Christmas consider these questions.
What would you like to see at Christmas? A tree surrounded by presents? Happy smiling faces? A tropical beach flanked with palm trees? What would you see that would let you know you were enjoying an excellent Christmas.
What would you like to hear at Christmas? People wishing you well in a loving, happy tone of voice. The clink of glasses and buzz of friendly conversation? The crackle of logs in an open fire?
How about the feelings? Warm and friendly? Snug and curled up by the fire? Wrapped up against a cold wind on a frosty day?
What smells and tastes would you like? There are probably more smells and tastes available at Christmas than at any other time of year! The choice is yours.
Take a while to enjoy your Christmas in your imagination. It’s not only fun it’s preparing yourself for an enjoyable Christmas in reality. While dreaming of the Christmas you want probably won’t guarantee it will happen exactly as planned, giving your mind a direction will make it more likely. Having a clearer idea of what you want to happen makes it easier to take the necessary steps to get it.
On the other hand. If these questions prompt anxiety or other negative emotions, which can happen if life is being a bit unreasonable at the moment, then you could use this opportunity to work on some of those issues using EFT, NLP or your preferred self development method.