Have you given thought to how you see your Autumn unfolding? Will you “go with the flow”, see what happens, bounce around from one thing to the next? Spontaneity can be appealing. It can also result in conflicting events and more than a little chaos, especially if you’re having fertility issues. What if you give some thought and energy to how you would like to experience this season?
November and December can spiral out-of-control very easily. Costco already has Christmas decorations on display. The marketing of American holidays is a bombardment of messages meant to push products and perceptions: you MUST have THIS product or 100 people at your dinner table, in order to have a happy Thanksgiving! Or you need this giant, moving skeleton wearing a tuxedo on your front lawn for a successful Halloween. Must purchase just the right gift for… whatever holiday you celebrate.
I wonder what you might come up with using your imagination, absent all the very powerful commercial messages? There’s nothing terribly wrong with what has become the cultural norm. But is it really of your choosing? Does it add meaning to your life? Is it satisfying?
It’s easy to over-commit during non-holiday seasons. With holidays and expectations, and without some forethought into what’s really important, we can end up totally stressed out, trying to do too much and not enjoy any of it. Does this sound familiar? And if you are in the throes of difficult conception, medical interventions (injections, monitoring, medical procedures, hormonal chaos) or timing to conceive, holy cats!
What if you spent a little time imagining the next few months? How do you want to feel? Do you need or want to pack your schedule with commitments, parties, shopping and obligations that are unfulfilling? in addition to an already full schedule? Truly, if it adds to your life experience and IS fulfilling, then absolutely!
I’d just like to suggest that what gives our lives meaning is not necessarily what just rolls around or is “expected” every year. If we step out of the fast lane and really tap in to our imaginations, we can create an experience that does reflect what is important to us.
Take a look at this HOLIDAY PLANNING. It could very well help to reveal hidden desires or unmet needs that you or your spouse/partner may have.
May your holidays be… what you imagine!