If Santa’s elves forgot to add a few extra zeros to your last paycheck and you need to give an inexpensive but meaningful gift this Christmas why not give them the thoughtful present of a Christmas gift voucher. Offering them an IOU for a favour or treat of your choice. Simply print the vouchers and add a favour you think they will appreciate.
In your journal write a letter (you will never send) to someone you have unresolved issues with. Who you are upset with, feel anger towards or to someone who has left you feeling ‘off centre’ after something they have said or done. You can even write the letter to yourself about a regret you are holding onto. Explain how you are feeling and get it all out. If you are ready, at the end of the letter I encourage you to try and write:
‘I forgive you, I’m sorry, thank you, I love you‘.
If it feels difficult, know it is not for their benefit but for your own. This is from the Hawaiian practice of forgiveness know as Ho’oponopono, created to help release you from holding onto negative emotions about a situation. Therefore allowing you to move forward.
Whenever your inner perfectionist shows up (disguised as the fear of the blank page) simply write down ‘A Done Something Is Better Than A Perfect Nothing’ at the top of the page to show it who is boss. After all, it is a piece of paper.