Is a change as good as a rest?

037aSome say a change is as good as a rest. After some exploration, I will share my own opinion as to whether there remains truth in this old adage at Christmas.

A change in Pace

Christmas is a great example of a time of change. It is a time when some people are off work. Groups and meetings are cancelled. During the holidays the pace of life changes.

People are out and about getting ready for Christmas. People that don’t celebrate Christmas will prepare for their own celebrations and rituals. Eventually the feasts and gift giving will take people’s attention at this festive time.  Is this better than a rest?

Benevolence Helps Us Stay Strong

It is great for people to spend quality time with others during this season. Giving presents that show love for others is time well spent. By showing benevolence we enhance our own psychological immune system. We can be rejuvenated by the love we feel, give and share. It is also possible to strengthen connections and leave old grudges behind.

On another note,  we eat healthy when rather large portions of food come steaming from the kitchen to appease our lofty appetites. These meals help us to store up the good in food for the colder months. Although we don’t hibernate we do need a variety of vitamins, minerals and other necessary nourishment to keep us going during these short and cold days.

I guess I’d say that Christmas and other celebrations at this time of year give us a real change. They bring us towards family and friends and they show us that we are cared for.

Hardships Can Get Easier

For some, Christmas is a hard time. It is my hope that you can lighten your load and find someone to talk to. I hope your troubles lift even for a short time and that you start to look for the positive energy that enhances the Christmas season. Even if you usually have a difficult time there could be some small miracles that bless you or your loved ones if you are in the right time and place. My sympathies for those that are troubled.

To present another perspective, a rest is also extra good for all of us. This includes cuddling up in a blanket by the fire, sleeping in late or wearing your favourite fuzzy slippers. The balance between, a change and a rest, could  give us the real break in routine that we need.

Christmas Is Just What The Doctor Ordered.

I’m here today to say that changes can be especially good. A change, like preparing for and being involved in the holiday at this time of year is good for the heart and soul. The routine changes, the meals change, the responsibilities change and we might find that a heart grows just a little bigger. After exploring this concept I have found that a change is indeed, as good as a rest.

Especially when Christmas includes chocolate kisses and candy-cane treats!

About friendofsnowflake

It is my pleasure to welcome you to my Blog! My name is Melanie and my nic-name Snowflake as you may already know. I'm excited to share some of my ideas and writings with you. It's interesting how psychological concepts can make things a little clearer. I have a psychology degree from the University of Waterloo. It is my hope that I can share some knowledge with you. Some of my hobbies include playing piano, guitar, drawing and more recently beading. It also really interesting to recieve comments from the amazing people who read my Blog. I hope if you feel inclined that you will tell me a bit about yourself. I would like to think that some special time spent off the net is also important for you or me. In this time you could sing or dance or just sit with a book. In the mean-time it's nice to have met you because there is some quality time spent on the net. I hope you have had time to look at your favourite song or look up your favourite author. My favorite song is True Colour by Cyndi Lauper and my favourite author is Gretchin Rubin. I feel gratitude that I can write this Blog. I hope you come back and see what new Blog is here over time. In the mean time have a great day and stay you!

Posted on December 24, 2012, in Balance, Emotions, Happiness, Self Esteem and Positivity, mental health, New Age Psychology, Relationships, schizophrenia, Social Psychology Education and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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