TURNING MYSELF INTO A WHOLESOME CHRISTMAS ELF
How to Get Yourself Into the Christmas Spirit
When you grow older, family pressures, work commitments, loneliness, or other things can make you to lose the wondrous spirit of Christmas. When money is tight and time is too, you can end up feeling disappointed, sad or just dreading Christmas altogether. Everyone deserves the opportunity to feel special at Christmas. Restoring your Christmas spirit is worth your focus and you'll feel better for it after.
Creating Christmas Spirit in the Home
Play Christmas music in the background while you prepare for Christmas.Great songs such as "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby, "O Holy Night" by Josh Groban and "Believe" by Josh Groban are great examples, and they will help you lift your spirit.
Make a batch of Christmas cookies.Make sugar cookies, and decorate with frosting, sprinkles, etc. They'll smell wonderful while baking and are sure to help out the Christmas fun.
- Have the kids decorate their own cookies for something to do.
- If you can't make cookies, but want your house to smell nice, you can get some scented candles or some christmas-y scented room spray. It makes your house smell like the holiday season, but without the mess!
Hang up Christmas ornaments.When you focus on the ornaments, and just on getting it done, it's not fun. But when you have fun, dance with the Christmas music, put a garland up, put little trinkets of Santa Claus, angels and whatnot. You will see, you will have fun.
- Have other family members help with the tree.
Put up your tree early.It doesn't matter if you put it up after you read this article, or in a few days, just get it up early. That way, you can decorate the tree and have fun with it, expressing your creativity and feeling like you are really into the spirit.
Learn a Christmas song, one that you've never heard before, or one that is your favorite.Print it off the internet and sing the verses quietly to yourself at work, or at the store. Create your own Christmas song if you like.
Feeling the Christmas Spirit in Company
Get out of the house.Go to stores like Macy's and Target and shop in the Christmas aisles. Have fun picking out what stuff you could possibly need. When you see other spirit around you, you're more likely to have that special feeling once again.
Spend time with family and friends.This probably is the most important way to feeling happy. Make some cookies, and invite a few friends over, and watch a Christmas movie such as "White Christmas".
- See if you can find a party to go to this year instead of organizing it all yourself. It makes for a nice change.
Give a gift, it doesn't matter to who.But take time with the gift, wrap it, and make your own card, add a special poem or heartfelt Christmas greeting.
Caring for Yourself
Realize that some of your lack of feeling the Christmas spirit may be related to feeling overwhelmed and stressed by the seasonal festivities and preparations.Take time out. Go and do things for yourself now and then, to relieve the pressure of always preparing and being around frantic activity. You can't please all of the people all of the time, so don't even try; by taking breaks, you will feel refreshed and able to cope with difficult people all the more constructively.
Have reasonable expectations of the Christmas season.If you expect too much, you may feel disappointed. Instead, expect things to be low key and easy and you'll feel a lot calmer and happier about the season, being able to enjoy the experience more.
- Realize that the commercialized version of Christmas is the marketer's dreams, not yours. Don't try to live up to that version and don't fall for thinking you need to buy happiness at Christmas time. Enjoyment does not mean expense.
Be jolly.Laugh more, see the funny side of things, even more so when things don't go to plan. Be genuine in your mirth; forcing jolly feelings will feel artificial. That might just mean watching something that makes you laugh for real or taking time out to watch a frolicking puppy or your children at play.
QuestionWhat can you do if these methods are still not working?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerDecorate (while listening to holiday music), go on a wintry vacation in late fall, watch Christmas movies, invite family and friends over for a fun, casual Christmassy meal, or anything similar to those. Don't become so fixated on getting into the "Christmas Spirit" that you forget what the Christmas Spirit is all about! December 25th is about spending time with those you love and enjoying the season, not pressuring yourself to get in the mood, then ending up frustrated.Thanks!
QuestionMy presents are wrapped really messily, plus my gifts seem lame. But if they come from the heart, and are meaningful, does it matter?UndertaleCommunity AnswerNo, not at all! This time of year is a time to be kind and grateful. I'm sure your family will appreciate them all the same.Thanks!
QuestionWhat are some good homemade Christmas gifts?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerMake some fun and easy origami, buy a craft kit and make something special from it, look up DIY projects for Christmas and make something cute!Thanks!
QuestionI love Christmas, but this year, my spirit seem to have gone away. What can I do?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerRemember that Christmas is a magical time. Listen to a lot of Christmas music.Thanks!
QuestionHow should I decorate Christmas cookies?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerUse your imagination! But stick with a theme. Are you a fan of "Frozen"? If so, use some white frosting to create Elsa's braid, and some baby blue frosting for her dress. You can even add edible glitter to add pizzazz! Is Santa a large part of your Christmas? Decorate gingerbread with red, white, and black to create Ms. and Mr. Claus. For regular cookies, use any frosting to create snowflake and trees.Thanks!
QuestionHow can I get into the Christmas spirit as a young kid?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerThink about the true meaning of Christmas, make special gifts for your loved ones, help your family decorate the house and volunteer in your community.Thanks!
QuestionI have been sick lately, and am finding it difficult to get into the Christmas spirit. What can I do?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerListen to your body. If you need to sleep to get over your sickness, then sleep. Do whatever you need to do to get better; meanwhile, listen to Christmas music and watch Christmas movies.Thanks!
QuestionHow early should I start celebrating?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIn most cases, starting any earlier than late November will result in strange looks and eye-rolling. But there are no set rules, if you just can't restrain yourself.Thanks!
QuestionI love to wrap gifts but I do not have any to wrap. How do I get into the Christmas Spirit without gifts to wrap?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerAsk close friends or family if they have gifts that need wrapping.Thanks!
QuestionHow do I get into the Christmas spirit if I'm emotionally detached?Top AnswererFind less emotional and more physical things to enjoy or look forward about about Christmas. If you can't be filled with joy, which a lot of ordinary people don't feel at Christmas, just enjoy what you can. Be relaxed, enjoy the time off school or work, eat Christmas food you enjoy, be constructive or practical - you don't have to be emotionally invested in decorating a Christmas tree, peeling potatoes, wrapping gifts or doing anything else that will help out the people you are with over Christmas. It is also okay to not be that into Christmas, as long as you don't spoil things for others.Thanks!
How do I get into gen Christmas spirit when nothing Is special
- Help others this season. When you volunteer/donate at your local soup kitchen or charity, it makes you feel happy too.
- Don't focus on getting the spirit, just have fun. In time, you will see just these simple things will give you what you want.
- It's not impossible to get into the Christmas spirit, no matter how hopeless it may seem.
- If you live in an area with ice skating rinks or outdoor ice skating, go ice skating for some fun exercise. If you live somewhere that Christmas is sunny, go to the beach.
- Make sure to put the presents under the tree early!
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