As you seek to shop for loved ones and to try to fit parties and gatherings into your busy schedule, pay attention to how you feel. Are you able to enjoy the shopping and that gatherings or is this just one more thing to fit into your schedule? What do you think the intention of this time of year is? When you are too tired to enjoy each experience, is this the experience you seek? Can you alter the gifts and gatherings so that you can be more vital and present? Can you find a way to truly enjoy the experience? Look at ways to spend your time and energy more wisely. Know that you are making choices that affect your day and outlook into your life. Don’t do something because of the way it looks to others or because you feel guilty or obliged to partake. If you say yes to something, say yes from an open heart and because you are truly willing to do what you have said you would do. Your life will truly change, when you come to this way of living.