42: Finding Christmas Joy (When Life Isn't Joyful) - Vibrant Christian Living

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

As a Bible teacher, author and professional Christian life coach, Alicia Michelle empowers women to cultivate a closer walk with Christ through her Connected Bible Community, and other 5Rs Bible Study™ resources; and to find life balance and overcome negative thought patterns through her signature coaching programs (Reset Life Balance Group Coaching; The Mindset Makeover).  As host of the Vibrant Christian Living Podcast, she inspires thousands of women each week with practical tips and powerful inspiration on how they can create the life of their dreams and live out God’s best plan for their lives. Alicia is also the creator of the Spiritual Growth Rhythm,™ a simple way for anyone to apply biblical truth and connect with God in less than 10 minutes a day.  Alicia is a wife to her best friend and husband of 19 years, and a mom of four very vibrant children (ages 17 to 8).  Follow her on Instagram at @vibrantchristianliving and learn more about the Connected Bible Community and group coaching programs at VibrantChristianLiving.com.

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