Motivational Advent Calendar: Door Number 1 #PersonalDevelopment #Fun #InnerChild

Welcome to your Motivate Me Advent Blog Calendar!

Over the next twenty-four days, I shall be opening a new door on a personal development technique or tip that you might wish to try that day or save for the New Year.

Why not treat yourself to a beautiful new notebook so you can jot down these ideas! The stationery shops are full of festive goodies so slip a gift in your shopping bag for yourself.

Door Number One: Play and have fun.

It’s December 1st which means it’s officially acceptable to put up your tree, hang the decorations, open the eggnog, and indulge your inner child.

Think back to your own childhood and remind yourself how magical the festive season is when you’re young. I remember my parents dragging my brother and me out of our warm beds on Christmas Eve to go to midnight mass, and my dad (although I didn’t know it at the time) making the noise of jingling bells and shouting ‘listen, I can hear Father Christmas?’ We would glue our faces to the car window gazing at the sky in wonder.

Embrace your inner child today and do something fun and without judgement. Bake cookies, paint a picture, make Christmas decorations, or visit Santa’s grotto!

Let me know what you decide to do, or tell me about a Christmas memory or tradition that meant a lot to you as a child.

 

 

6 comments

  1. When I was a child, we used to write letters to Santa and put them on the fire. The idea was that they would go up the chimney with the smoke and somehow find their way to him.

    1. We left milk and a carrot with the mince pie – interestingly, when I became a mum ‘Santa’ preferred Bailey’s to milk lol

  2. I remember making stars from cardboard, painting them and then sprinkling them with glitter while the paint was still wet. Messy, but oh such a joyful thing to do.

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