By Roxanne Donovan - Wellness, Holidays
The holiday season is upon us. For those who celebrate, this is supposed to be a joyous time brimming with connection and love. But the season’s reality can be very distant from the lore with traffic congestion, crowds, frenzied gift-buying, exhausting social activity, and money concerns. Many of these woes are self-inflicted, the cost of our quest for the perfect meal, the perfect gift, the perfect tree, the perfect decorations, the perfect everything.
Perfection, though, is an unattainable goal. The more we strive for it, the more we invite stress, disappointment, and frustration into our lives. If you want to give you and your loved ones a break this season, purge perfectionism in favor of good enough. Seek the good enough meal, the good enough gift, the good enough tree, the good enough whatever.
The choice to seek good enough has the considerable benefit of gifting us with the time and space needed to savor the aspects of the holiday that actually bring meaning and joy – giving to others, expressing gratitude, appreciating our loved ones (even the more challenging ones). So experiment this season with good enough and pay attention to what this intention manifests in your life.
In peace and solidarity,