Christmas is right around the corner! I personally hate the stress around Christmas, but I love when everything’s settled down and I get to eat my weight in food. Plus I get a tingly feeling in my stomach when I see Christmas lights around town.
For many of us Christmas takes up 1/12 of the year, but as we grow older, it becomes a routine. Gone is the childlike excitement over presents and desserts, replaced by worries over present-buying and weight loss after New Year’s. We stop noticing as much as time goes by.
Well, some of us, anyway. After all, we all have our own deeply personal experiences of Christmas – do you know yours?
If you’re unsure, I devised a list of Christmas journal prompts to help you shed some light on your relationship with Christmas. (Apologies for how many times the word ‘Christmas’ is mentioned in this post.)
1. What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?
2. If you could change one thing about Christmas, what would it be?
3. How does your environment change during Christmas? How does that make you feel?
4. Are you hoping for a particular gift this Christmas? How would it make your life better?
5. How do the people you spend Christmas with tend to act around Christmas?
6. What does Christmas mean to you?
7. What’s your main feeling about Christmas, and why?
8. What do you think about the gifts you’ve bought others this year?
9. Are you ready for Christmas?
10. List of favourite Christmas movies/shows
11. What’s your favourite type of Christmas decoration?
12. How do you feel about the way you celebrate Christmas?
13. Do you know anyone who hates Christmas? Why do they?
14. Do you think Christmas is overhyped or underrated? Why?
15. What does Christmas smell like?
16. List of your favourite Christmas music
17. What’s your best Christmas memory?
18. How have you prepared for Christmas?
19. Are you happy with the way you’ve prepared for Christmas?
20. Is anything about Christmas particularly special to you?
Did you try any of these prompts? Let me know in the comments!
And of course, Merry Christmas!