Not really in the Holiday Cheer?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by MonkeyZero, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    I was wondering if I was the only one feeling like this.
    Well usually, during the holiday season, Im VERY energetic and cheerful.
    All bubbly and bouncy
    But this year, I feel out of it. Like to the point that I wish the holiday season would come later.
    Its weird really... I have.. well i dont know. Its confusing. To the point where I dont look at holiday papers, or commercials(yeah, most of this sadness is caused by a VERY close friend [​IMG]
    Family life is GREAT. But its school and friends, especially my best and closest friend, thats hurting the most
    This year, wasnt the best at all. I've been down and up this year more than any other [​IMG]

    But I was wondering if anyone else has felt this?
    Like is this a normal thing?
    Maybe Ill get the cheer like a few days before Christmas. But. i just dont feel it right now. [​IMG]
  2. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    I have felt that way for the last 10 or so years. [​IMG] But this year I have crazy Christmas spirit! [​IMG]
  3. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    You are not alone.. I am just not feeling it. The grinch has stolen my enthusiasm!!!
  4. J.Pryce

    J.Pryce Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    I am already burned out on it. The radio stations begin playing carols in October, & all the Black Friday & Cyber Monday crap the stores & TV are pushing on us. Maybe it'll hit me on Christmas morning when I'm in Church. Jesus IS the reason for the season.
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    You're not alone. I'm not even going to decorate this year... blah...
  6. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    I blame it on Walmart LOL. They started with the Christmas stuff before Halloween was over. Now everyone is sick of looking at it. I feel sorta grinchy this year too even though I have most of my shopping done. I am making 3 quilts for gifts as well and guess what? They aren't done yet LOL and I need to mail them in a few weeks so they can get there in time. Hahahoho~Not!
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010
  7. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    MonkeyZero; I'm an only child, too but I'm sure I'm lots older than you are. Sometimes its harder to look forward to things at holiday times just because things change in our lives, people disappoint us, finances may not be what we had hoped - stuff like that. Other people seem so happy; why not us?

    Well, first of all remember that happiness is a skill. We have to learn it and we have to practice. Do things that will make you feel good about yourself. Do things for someone else that you would appreciate if someone did them for you...Here are some ideas: make a home cooked meal and take it to a neighbor; buy a soldier's lunch or dinner, annonymously, in a restaurant; donate some of your old stuff to a rescue mission or find a family that could use some donations (ask a fireman or law enforcement officer), let someone with just a few items go in front of you at the checkout counter; etc. You get the idea. Its amazing what giving a little kindness at this time of year can do for your personal happiness...
  8. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Kentucky, Cecilia
    Ms.FuzzyButts :

    You are not alone.. I am just not feeling it. The grinch has stolen my enthusiasm!!!

    Steal it back [​IMG] Seriously though I think everyone feels that way sometimes. I get an in absolute funk at times but I will force myself out of it. Not just for this holiday but for any day really. I spend more time fighting my own mind thatn I do fighting anything else really. Last year was rough. The baby came early and then test results were looking so very bad for her but I was determined if this was her only Christmas I was dang well going to enjoy it with her. Thankfully it was just all a big huge false alarm and I did not waste her first holiday being sad and grinchy. This year is turning out to be a rough year too. I am going to be happy on credit. There has got to be a point very soon when I will have an excess of happiness and holiday cheer where I can pay that debt down. gotta be. I agree with the comment that happiness is a skill. Its so very easy to let ourselves get down, its much harder to keep ourselves lifted up. Like I said this year again I am doing it on credit. Its not easy but if I have to play every dang Christmas record I have ( yes I still play records, no I am not that old but nothing beats hearing a scratchy old christmas record) then thats what I will do.

    Hope you can cheer up and enjoy the holidays. Hugs​
  9. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I'm kinda feeling some of that too, but it's because our finances are SO tight... keep thinking why can't Christmas be February 25th... when we've got our tax return in the bank?! Instead of now when we're scrambling after Janie's trips to the vet (and at least one more coming too!) on top of utilities, rent, and food prices... all when EVERYTHING has gone up... or is threatening to like the rent.

    So... yeah... even my christmas cheer is marked down 25-75% off.
  10. prairiehen74369

    prairiehen74369 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    north east oklahoma
    [​IMG] Now that it truly is the Christmas season remember life isn't all about you and put some thought into doing something nice for some one else....practice some Random Acts of Kindness. Youwill be surprised how much better you will feel and more into the holiday spirit you will find yourself.[​IMG]

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