Traditionally, the idea of Christmas evokes nostalgic images of excited children, a twinkling tree, carol singing, a time for relaxation and coming together with loved ones. So when did the true meaning of Christmas get lost amidst frantic consumerism and over-the-top excess?
What should be a highlight of the year, a time for friends and families to reconnect and remember the important things in life, has become, for so many, a season of panic and pressures — time pressures, money pressures, social pressures… the list goes on. Christmas is not consumerism and yet we feel compelled to spend more and more each year, which not only misses the point of Christmas, but worryingly, leaves so many of us in debt before the new year even begins.
But it doesn’t have to be this way! With a little thought and consideration, you can avoid these pitfalls and make Christmas truly magical again - for yourself and your loved ones!
Here are three key reasons why you should consider a more mindful approach to Christmas this year: