Sounds like a misnomer doesn’t it? But Christmas is coming, virus or no virus.
Does the sound of that fill your heart with joy or make you think that the Grinch had a point?
The thing I know for sure is that Christmas can be calm, peaceful and joy filled - if you prepare.
If you establish boundaries on your time, energy and budget.
If you plan with the people you love most, and take their wishes into consideration.
If you schedule in time for self care, rest and rejuvenation.
Otherwise this season will be the usual stressed chaos, with face masks added in.
It's Time For YOU
I know how great you are at pleasing everyone else. At making sure that everyone around you has exactly the Christmas season they are dreaming of. But YOU, you finish the season frazzled, exhausted, and irritated. And puzzled about why, yet again, there was no moment set aside for the things you wanted to do and the people you wanted to spend time with.
This year, go from being a full on People Pleaser, to taking turtle steps to create the peaceful, engaged Christmas season you have actually always wanted. And guess what - when you are calm, peaceful and happy, everyone you love will feel happier too!
This year Christmas Ease will start October, 27th. Not because the tree has to go up any earlier, but because we will take time to gently wrap our heads around the changes that this year will inevitably see.
Every Tuesday from October 27th to January 5th an email will arrive in your inbox, to help you, a card carrying People Pleaser, listen to what you really want to do for Christmas, and guide you to make that happen!
Every Tuesday morning for 11 weeks, you will receive an email that will gently nudge you to do something that is going to make your Christmas season more, peaceful, authentic and joyful! Who doesn't want more of that in their lives?
What Is Included
* Weekly mails with useful prompts, humour and real life experiences on the little changes that make a big difference. * An awareness that this Christmas will be totally unlike any other we have experienced. Tips and suggestions to acknowledge this and be gentle with yourself, and the people you love. * A body compass meditation exercise. You are so used to giving everyone else what they want you have forgotten what brings you joy. That's why we check in with the body, because the body never forgets. * An Ideal Christmas meditation exercise * Downloadable pages to keep you on track * 3 Live Calls with the group. Bring your questions and a cup of tea. * Christmas Eve meditation * How to include your family * A Facebook group - totally optional!!! * New Year's Eve meditation * Healthy boundary suggestions for the New Year * Constant reassurance that you do nothave to make all these changes at once!!! ALL FOR ONLY $70
Christmas 2020 will be different. We know that. What is in your power is the resilience and flexibility to fill it with love and peace - without exhausting yourself!
I’m Orla, coach, recovering People Pleaser, and lover of all things festive. I created Christmas Ease because I know the difference it made in my life when I allowed myself to create boundaries so that our home was filled with peace and joy during the Christmas Season.
Let me tell you about Christmas 1998 My parents and brothers came over from Ireland to stay with us in our two bedroomed apartment. Of course I had the place fully decorated for them and for my 18 month old daughter. We hosted my mother-in-law and her family for Christmas Day. Naturally cooking everything ourselves from scratch because that’s what a “good” daughter, wife, mother does. On Boxing Day we hosted my father-in-law and his family. And then on the 27th of December we packed up the apartment, the 40 thousand books and moved to a house on the 29th.
Seriously, other than giving birth to the Baby Jesus himself, I could not have done more that year!
I'd like to say that that was the year I realized that things had to change but, of course, it wasn't. It took many more years of health issues and exhaustion before I figured out a better way to do things. What I love now is to help other people figure out their ideal way of doing things before they do serious damage to their health and energy.
Join me for Christmas Ease 2020. The steps will be gentle. There will be some soul searching, some new traditions created, laughter, joy, and LOTS of rest taken. Join me and bring joy, peace and calm back to your Christmas Season.
You have been concentrating on other people for such a long time, you have lost touch with who you really are. However, she is there, waiting for you to stop long enough to listen to her. It takes time to connect back with your inner wisdom. This course is designed for you to do that slowly and gently, respectful of what you want and how you want to get it. It will take time for you to change long ingrained habits. The beauty of this is that you will be building a new way of doing things, solidly conscious of who you are. Each step you take will be supported by the one before. Over time it will become effortless for you to recognize exactly the peace, joy and love you want in your life and how to get it. Join Christmas Ease 2020, and begin that journey towards more joy and calm in your life.