Have Yourself a Merry Little Debt Free Christmas- Part 2
This is Part 2 of an 8-part series guiding you to create a debt-free Holiday. You can find Part 1 HERE!Each week we will introduce you to progressive steps you can take to create a holiday season that is meaningful, authentic, connecting AND debt-free. Yep… it’s really possible.
For a more comprehensive look at the steps, sign up for our FREE 5-day email course, Take Back the Holidays – Guiding you to a Debt-free Season by clicking here. You’ll receive a daily email with access to the private FB group and some amazing bonus material to ensure you wake up on New Year’s Day without a penny of additional debt but instead a pile of gratitude, and deep, lasting calm.
“WALK TALL AND GAZE FORTHRIGHTLY AHEAD. DARE TO BE DANGEROUS.” – JORDAN B. PETERSON
There is nothing more dangerous than a person with a vision. It’s a superpower that offers armor AND strength AND patience AND persistence.
It’s time to take your last few days of dreaming about what this holiday COULD be and turn it into a vision for what it WILL be.
Target and Amazon and your co-workers and maybe even your Aunt Margie won’t like your willingness to say you’ve chosen your own way this season, but it’s time to be dangerous.
ACTION STEP: USING THE DREAMS AND IMAGES THAT YOU HAD THIS WEEK, CREATE YOUR VISION FOR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.
Start with a pen and paper and at least 10 minutes of quiet. Write or draw or list your vision for the holidays this year. Be SPECIFIC. Engage your senses – what does it smell like, look like, taste like? How does your body feel in those deep corners that tend to bind and wrinkle when the anxiety kicks in?
What are you eating? What are you watching? Who are you watching it with? It doesn’t need to look like Martha Stewart or Norman Rockwell – it needs to look like what you need it to look like. Is there a tree? Is there a turkey and a big family dinner, or is it a trip to the Chinese buffet this year?
What’s your vision for the kids’ teachers this year? Do you really want to bake 30 trays of cookies for those exchanges? Maybe, but maybe not.
Do you want to give gift cards to your movie club, or write each of them a note? Or, maybe, would you rather give each of them a hug, looking each of them in the eyes, telling them how much they mean to you?
What kind of gifts are you planning for your family at home? For the kids, your spouse; the cousins and your adult siblings, and your in-laws? What is YOUR vision?
WRITING THIS DOWN WILL GIVE YOU FOOTING AND CONFIDENCE THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU. IT’S THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING NEW, AND THIS SIMPLE ACT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING. WITHOUT THIS VISION, YOU’RE LEFT DRIFTING IN THE SEA OF COMPARISONS AND DOUBT, OVERWHELMED AND KNOTTED.
That’s not who you are. Be specific. Gaze forthrightly ahead.
To take it another step further, though, sign up for our FREE 5-day email course where we show you how to use this vision to create a budget that will support you.
Next week we’ll explore how this vision and your own values are a super magnet that pulls you into joy and contentment and repels the shrapnel of blind consumption, anxiety and overwhelm.
Can you feel it already? Yep, me too.
Always rooting for you!