Christmas is a funny thing really. We all spend weeks (or even months) preparing – buying gifts, wrapping them, planning, buying and making all the food. And then just like that it’s done – one day and it’s all over.
Christmas can be a tough one – it’s a time when you are supposed to be happy and it’s a social time of year.
It can be hard when you have depression because you know all of your emotions are a bit flat… I always say that I love Christmas, and I do love the idea of it – all the food, spending time with family, Christmas decorations etc etc. Sometimes I wake up and I just feel shit for no reason, and sadly Christmas is not an exception.
I’m feeling quite reflective this evening. I have finished wrapping my presents and I know I should be in bed really. I feel kind of peaceful actually, and peaceful is what I want for my Christmas this year.
I think I’ve let go of the “shoulds” and expectations for this Christmas, maybe that’s why I feel so peaceful. I’m just going to go with the flow. I get to spend time with my family and eat lots of great food.
Some people love it, and for others Christmas is a really hard time, but whichever it is for you, I wish you a merry Christmas, and send warm wishes your way
Love Ellie xx