In the darkness……. Let light shine!!
It’s not a coincidence that on the shortest day, traditionally humans have done something to try and bring light into our lives.
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” “tis the season to be jolly” are just some of the song lyrics we hear on repeat during December (and even November). But for so many people, Christmas is not the time of year we are all told it should be.
For people in recovery, it can be a time full of triggers, of anxiety and even darkness.
And it is dark. In the Northern Hemisphere, Christmas day falls near the shortest day of the year. At this time, many of us don’t feel at our most abundant or joyous. Even without all of the potential Christmas stressors. The lack of light can make us feel low in energy and low in mood. We want to slow down and hide away. These feelings are all natural.