Are you finding it difficult to get in the festive spirit this year? If so, then there are a few steps that we recommend you explore before you throw in the towel with getting ready for Christmas completely.
First, you might want to think about being more spiritual. For instance, you could consider reading verses from the Bible. Or, you may just want to go caroling. Christmas bible verses available here are a great way to get back in touch with the true meaning of the holiday season.
You could even think about going to church. You might not be religious. However, you’ll still be welcome here, particularly if you are struggling to find joy this year.
Listen To Music
Are you the type to love festive tunes? It’s time to break them out again and start singing along in the car on the way to work in the morning. Or, when you’re wandering around in your kitchen and making dinner or a snack, belting out the Christmas tunes can be therapeutic in itself. It’s a great way to get yourself in the Christmas mood without having to leave the comfort of your own house.
Make yourself a festive playlist on your music app, or go to YouTube and find one that has already been premade. Dance around, and feel Christmas pouring into your soul from the festive songs surrounding you.
Once you have a playlist, you’ll be able to listen to it whenever you need a little uptick.
Watch Some Movies
Next up, if you are trying to feel festive then there is nothing better than putting on some Christmas movies. There are many to choose from so you could start on the 1st December and go all the way through the month. You might find if you have a smart TV that you have a film advent calendar on your home page. If not, there are great DVDs and streaming sites that have all the best Christmas movies to watch. For instance, you can watch old school movies such as Home Alone or a newer classic such as Holidate.
Address What’s Wrong
Finally, if you are not feeling particularly festive then there may be a deeper-rooted issue affecting your Christmas spirit. For instance, you may have lost a close family member that loved Christmas so you just can’t get into the spirit of things. If this is the case then it may be worthwhile contacting a counselor or therapist. They will listen to any and all of your woes regarding your feelings and hopefully this will help you overcome your problems. Don’t pressure yourself into getting into the Christmas spirit, think of yourself first.
So there you have it, these are some of the things that you can do to get yourself into the festive spirit! There are, of course, more things that you can try if none of these light that Christmas spirit inside you, but they are a great place to start. Have a great Christmas everyone.