I’ll be by the fireplace, thanks for the reminder Hestia !

So … If anybody asks … I’ll be by the fireplace … I’ll be listening closely to my interior voice, walking in nature, talking to friends and family, dream planning, hugging children, eating good food and enjoying life !
In short … I won’t be hustling around both online and offline …

I dared…

I decided that I will not be posting everyday on social media, that I will put my Etsy and Amazon shops on vacation mode …

As a matter of fact… I’ll put myself on vacation mode too … As of tomorrow morning and up until the 7th of January … I’ll be posting when and if I feel like it, wherever and whenever and in any langage that feels comfortable (you might know I’m considering starting to post and work both in French and English ) …

Why ?

Well because I feel the urge to do so ! I hear my inside Hestia whispering and calling me to stop and listen … to stop and dream the next steps, to stop and imagine what’s coming, to stop and spend time with my kin and my friends and nature and … well … Festivities !

So I listen… Because if I don’t … I know the whispers are going to become louder and louder until I can’t hear anything else! That’s the way Hestia talks … Quietly… Unless you try to ignore her … Then the noise and fury will just drive you crazy ! And I know she’s right … If I don’t take time for the dreams and the inside job, there is no way I can be of any help or inspiration to anyone…

So … I’ll just wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas …

An whether you’re alone and tranquil or in a huge noisy family, please remember to take some me time, some dreaming time, some enjoying the stillness time … in the middle of the hubbub …

My best 3 tips to succeed in taking care of yourself in the chaos that Christmas can sometimes be …

  1. Take a bath … Nobody is going to come and disturb int he bathroom … Take your sweet time in the bathroom and enjoy some peace and me time and heat and lovely smell … Water in the tub is optional … But the book, the candles, the soft music are not!
  2. Put an alarm clock very early in the morning, grab a quick tea/coffee, then dress warmly and head out … Hopefully you can find some nature not too far away … Walk and breathe, breathe, breathe … No music, no running, no goal, just you … and nature … Does wonder !       
  3.  Listen to Christmas music at night before you go to sleep … Not he carols (although I really love them too !) But some soft songs, full of “comfort and joy” … I have a playlist on Spotify you can try … HERE is the link …

Voilà … my best tips for “surviving” the holidays  and actually enjoying all of it, kids, food, songs and all!

And yes it means that I will “disappear” from the online scene … But I’m lucky enough to go to Switzerland for a few days and I’m so happy and grateful I get to enjoy that … I don’t want to miss any of it !

I trust it’s going to be ok.

Because I trust that you too will be living and enjoying it !

And I’ll just reiterate my wishes to you…

And I’ll see you lovely people.

In the meantime, I’m sending, as always, love, light and gratitude

Isaya

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