It’s beginning to look a lot like [cancelled] Christmas?Published: 2020-11-23 04:53
Approaching end November and the Corona pandemic has wrapped another layer of its cold, grey, depressing blanket over the world.
For us here is Sweden the recently changed restrictions has impacted us greatly with social gatherings being limited to 8 persons with cancelled events and closed venues as a result.
In the mist of Swedish November rain combined with Covid-19 it may be hard to keep a positive attitude so here are some of my personal tips to keep spirits high:
Especially useful for us who have small kids in the family. Bring on the music, popcorn and just dance, dance, dance!
Any kind of walk, run, bicycle ride or garden stroll will help us all through the darkness.
The occasional fun or cute YouTube video
Find your topic, what makes you smile?
In my case? Talented singing kids like this makes me happy 🙂
Send postcards or letters
Go old-fashioned and make someone you love very happy by writing a real letter or postcard. Just for a moment ditch digital and go old-school and I am sure you’ll find that very rewarding.
30 second dance party
My go-to TV-series is definitely Grey’s Anatomy. I just love it. And from there I got the idea to have a 30 second dance party! When you are having a bad moment (day, week) just stop… get up from your chair… and dance for 30 seconds!
I am sure that will brighten up your day!
Start Christmas early
Ok, so this might be a big no, no for many but you can at a minimum get some lights for your garden or balcony to lighten up the dark. And is it too early for a Christmas song or two? 😉
On second thought, why don’t we go Christmas crazy already now?! We so desperately need lights, fun and Christmas spirit!
Christmas is coming
Personally I am a huge fan of Christmas, especially the time leading up to Christmas. That means; all of December.
I am looking forward to the lights, the glögg, the gingerbread cookie baking, family time, sparkling Christmas trees, gift wrapping, the music and singing in the Essity choir.
The Essity choir has a lucia tradition dating back more than 40 years! It is the highlight of the year for many in the Essity Gothenburg office. But it is unfortunately a special year also for this activity.
This year is nothing like normal. We won’t be able to have large family dinners or maybe not even meet the people we love the most.
The Corona pandemic has influenced us all in one way or another this year but one thing it cannot do is cancel Christmas!
So let us make the most of it and find some new ways to hang out. Outdoors with a fire and a Christmas treasure hunt maybe?
It is up to us not to cancel Christmas but to make it a special memory anyway. A special year like this definitely needs a special [positive] memory.
And so do we.