We're coming down to the wire. How's it feeling to you?
Why do I ask that? Well, whatever you're celebrating, and whatever your religious orientation, Christmas is a celebration, a celebration that for many has a spiritual basis to it. That is, it's supposed to be merry, at the least, and meaningful at the most. What's it for you this year?
There may not be much you can do to put on the brakes now, but note how you're feeling so you can see how it's working for you. This has to be tested against the purpose of this celebration, which is personal to each of us, but surely it isn't to be exhausted, stressed, hateful, resentful, materialistic, imprudent, overwhelmed, obligatory, or "just going through the motions." If you're feeling "the thrill is gone," it's time to get mindful.