A Connected Christmas: The Secret to Avoiding Auto-Pilot and Making Today Meaningful

Christmas is here. The day of celebration, gratitude, and connection….at least in theory. I desire these high values yet often find myself indulgent and disconnected. Vacations and holidays are traditionally a struggle for me. So often, self-care slumps, discipline diminishes, and disconnection dominates. These tendencies are my auto-pilot.

Two days ago I found myself headed toward that familiar highway to hedonism. I thought, “here we go again”, believing I was cementing a course for the holidays that would leave me disconnected and disappointed.

What happened next changed everything. That’s why I needed to share it with you.

LifeSTAR Central Valley Blog

Christmas is here. The day of celebration, gratitude, and connection….at least in theory. I desire these high values yet often find myself indulgent and disconnected. Vacations and holidays are traditionally a struggle for me. So often, self-care slumps, discipline diminishes, and disconnection dominates. These tendencies are my auto-pilot.

Two days ago I found myself headed toward that familiar highway to hedonism. I thought, “here we go again”, believing I was cementing a course for the holidays that would leave me disconnected and disappointed.

What happened next changed everything. That’s why I needed to share it with you.

I imagine there are many who start this Christmas day with the “inevitable” indulgences staring them down. Whether it’s the seemingly avoidable spreads of sugars or numerous other numbing experiences, we all have the vices that sing our heart away from meaningful connection. Yet, we still have choices.

Here is what I did…

View original post 275 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s