It’s no great secret that things have been very different this year. As we reach the pinnacle of Christmastime, don’t feel downhearted if you are having difficulty getting into the Christmas spirit.
If you’re looking at the dazzling, twinkling lights but are not feeling the spark – you are not alone.
If you are cosy under your blanket but are feeling a nagging icy coldness inside – you are not alone.
If you are feeling uninspired, unproductive and upset with the direction that life is taking you – you are not alone.
It’s ok to lose your spark once in a while, especially after 2020 has tested us all so much. If you are struggling right now, here are some things to remember.
Remember to keep going
If you feel stuck and that your inner light is dimming, try to organize your thoughts and summon the motivation to just keep going. Remember that you have pushed through difficult times before and come out stronger and wiser, and you can do that here too. Keep thinking positively and just keep swimming.
Remember that you are you
Often when your inner sparkle dwindles it’s because you have lost part of your true self. That’s not unusual given the year we have all had. A loss of routine, a loss of loved ones, a loss of jobs – it can all take its toll. Take some time to reflect on your beliefs and values and the things that are important to you. Remember that life events can throw you off balance but the core foundation that is you will never change.
Remember to care for yourself
If you’ve been neglecting your health through lockdown then this will invariably have an impact on how you feel. Feed your body and mind by eating well, exercising and resting and you will feel the warmth of your inner spark reignite in no time!
Losing your spark is not the end of the world but remembering to be kind to yourself, love yourself and give yourself the time you need is the only way to relight that spark and return with a blazing inner fire.
Poem by Donna Ashworth