42: Finding Christmas Joy (When Life Isn’t Joyful)

Need help discovering how to find joy at Christmas (when life isn’t necessarily joyful)? We can put all kinds of guilt and shame on ourselves—that we “should” feel joy because it’s Christmas. How can we find joy when life is hard at Christmas?
Let’s spend a few minutes together in today's podcast episode talking about finding holiday joy (plus how to have less stress this Christmas) despite a difficult life situation.
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Maybe the holidays brings up all kinds of emotions tied to your past, or reminds you of the loss of a loved one. Maybe you’re going through a challenging life season. 

No matter what’s going on, the holidays seem to “elevate” the difficult emotions behind the everyday issues we face.

Plus all the holiday festivities put us under extra stress and we’re around people that we’re not normally around… making this time of “holiday cheer” potentially feel anything but cheer-y.

Let's talk about:
  • Practical ways to manage difficult emotions
  • How to release the pain and frustration so you can welcome in Christmas joy
  • Specific ways to nourish yourself this Christmas so you can find replenishment and hope
We can't change our circumstances, but we can change how we perceive what happens to us. Discover how to get more joy and a fresh perspective this Christmas season in today's episode!

Related Podcast Episodes:

Helpful Resources for Finding Holiday Joy Mentioned in This Episode

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About Alicia Michelle

Alicia Michelle is a certified NeuroCoach™, Bible teacher, speaker and host of The Christian Mindset Coach Podcast and You Tube Show. More importantly, she’s a lover of Jesus, a wife of 21 years to her best friend, and mom of four amazing kids ages 19 to 10. Alicia struggled with overthinking, negative thoughts and “being enough” for most of her adult life until God radically transformed her heart after a life-threatening medical crisis. Now through her signature courses and coaching programs she loves equipping women with practical, scientific and biblically-based mindset tools to help them overcome negative thought patterns and discover more confident, joyful lives in Christ. Listen to her on the podcast or on You Tube; download free workshop trainings at VibrantChristianLiving.com; and connect on Facebook and Instagram.

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