December: Believe and Trust that Less is More
As time continues to tick by this month, we might be realizing how close we are to the end of the year and the full-on swing of the holiday season. This realization might be increasing your stress or leading to a feeling of "how can I get everything done?" Instead of trying to do it all, and then some, I invite you to believe and trust that less is more; that you can say no and things will be okay, that even just a few minutes of cleaning, organizing or moving is worth it, and that just one cookie or one drink can be satisfying enough.
How else can you practice less is more? Some ideas I have are:
- Working out for less time - less soreness = more recovery
- Having a smaller holiday gathering - less guests = more time with those guests there
- Saying no to doing one more thing - less doing = more space
- Cooking a one pot meal for dinner - less dishes = more time to relax
Most often, the hardest part of this process is trusting and believing that doing less will feel better or allow us to feel more present. In a society where a huge to-do list or constantly being tired can seemingly increase our bragging rights, doing less can seem backwards, but I encourage you to try it and just see if you feel a little happier this holiday season. This is the month for believing, trusting and hoping after all, right?