Chris Roebuck-HeadshotPeace, at Christmas time is essential.  Be intentional about making peace the center of your focus during this time of the year.  Four things that can steal your peace at Christmas time are 1) More month for bills than money 2) Improper planning during the year 3) No plan for unexpected emergencies 4) Not in the mood because of grief.

  • You haven’t finished your Christmas shopping because you have more month for bills than money.

If you still have a long list of people to buy gifts for or you have a short list and there is no money for purchasing gifts.  Be at peace….your level of peace comes from within.  It is okay not to purchase gifts for everyone.  Many times the person giving the gift is more worried about buying others gifts, than the person receiving.  Remember that it is the thought that counts the most.  People find more enjoyment in being thought of and appreciated than receiving the gift.

  • You did not plan properly during the year.

If you failed to plan and now you cannot afford to purchase the gifts that you desired to for those on your list; be at peace….there is no way that you can change that.  However, there is an opportunity to be better prepared next year.  It is okay to tell your friends, co-workers and even family that you will be giving the gift of YOU, this year.  Spend quality time with them and create beautiful memories that money cannot buy.  Write a list of things that you most appreciate and love about them and give that as a gift.

  • You had unexpected emergencies to occur and there is no emergency fund

Emergencies are not prejudice when it comes to the Christmas Season.  An emergency can and will occur at any point and time.  If you have not planned for those unexpected emergencies and now your Christmas shopping allowance is being spent on an unexpected emergency; do worry, be at peace.  There is still an opportunity to start creating an emergency fund now and next Christmas season will not be affected by unexpected emergencies, that will arise.

  • You are not in the mood because your loved one is not with you this Christmas season

It is often extremely difficult for people who have lost a loved one during the Christmas season and grief can sometimes be overbearing.  If you are up to it, surround yourself with those that love you and allow yourself to have alone time if you need it.  Avoid letting others pressure you into the commercialization of Christmas, it is okay not to be in the mood.  Remember your loved one in your own way.   As hard as it can be and I have been there; find peace realizing that the Prince of Peace, Immanuel, Wonderful; is with you.

Merry Christmas to you and yours from all of us here at Live My Life Debt Free.

Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me at christineroebuck@livemylifedebtfree.com

Peace, at Christmas time is essential.  Be intentional about making peace the center of your focus during this time of the year.  Four things that can steal your peace at Christmas time are 1) More month for bills than money 2) Improper planning during the year 3) No plan for unexpected emergencies 4) Not in the mood because of grief.

  • You haven’t finished your Christmas shopping because you have more month for bills than money.

If you still have a long list of people to buy gifts for or you have a short list and there is no money for purchasing gifts.  Be at peace….your level of peace comes from within.  It is okay not to purchase gifts for everyone.  Many times the person giving the gift is more worried about buying others gifts, than the person receiving.  Remember that it is the thought that counts the most.  People find more enjoyment in being thought of and appreciated than receiving the gift.

  • You did not plan properly during the year.

If you failed to plan and now you cannot afford to purchase the gifts that you desired to for those on your list; be at peace….there is no way that you can change that.  However, there is an opportunity to be better prepared next year.  It is okay to tell your friends, co-workers and even family that you will be giving the gift of YOU, this year.  Spend quality time with them and create beautiful memories that money cannot buy.  Write a list of things that you most appreciate and love about them and give that as a gift.

  • You had unexpected emergencies to occur and there is no emergency fund

Emergencies are not prejudice when it comes to the Christmas Season.  An emergency can and will occur at any point and time.  If you have not planned for those unexpected emergencies and now your Christmas shopping allowance is being spent on an unexpected emergency; do worry, be at peace.  There is still an opportunity to start creating an emergency fund now and next Christmas season will not be affected by unexpected emergencies, that will arise.

  • You are not in the mood because your loved one is not with you this Christmas season

It is often extremely difficult for people who have lost a loved one during the Christmas season and grief can sometimes be overbearing.  If you are up to it, surround yourself with those that love you and allow yourself to have alone time if you need it.  Avoid letting others pressure you into the commercialization of Christmas, it is okay not to be in the mood.  Remember your loved one in your own way.   As hard as it can be and I have been there; find peace realizing that the Prince of Peace, Immanuel, Wonderful; is with you.

Merry Christmas to you and yours from all of us here at Live My Life Debt Free.

Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me at christineroebuck@livemylifedebtfree.com

 

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