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Happy Holiday Wishes For A Cosy Christmas

by InvisiblyMe
A piece of digital art takes up 3/4 of the square image, showing a nighttime landscape covered in snow with three trees. A small bunny sits by the middle tree. Below is the post title: Merry Christmas With Love From Caz.

Love it or despise it, the C word is officially here. Christmas is anything but normal in 2021, and it’ll be another tough year for many. How’s your festive season looking?

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Unfestive Festivities – A Chronic Covid Christmas

I can’t say I feel the festive spirit in the slightest, unless you count the even higher levels of stress being a key indicator of the season. Last year likewise didn’t feel warm and fuzzy because of Covid and the quick reduction in the amount of Christmas tunes heard being played on repeat like a form of audio torture.

It is unfortunately another Covid Christmas for 2022, blighted by a dangerous virus, government hypocrisy, Brexit woes and global tensions. For those with chronic illness, pain or other disability, Christmas can be difficult enough without the current atmosphere, potentially making this festive period particularly challenging this time around. Most people will have something they’re dealing with, and many will likely be suffering in some way. Choose to be kind. Reach out to those you know and keep in touch. Do some good deeds and pass on the kindness, as cheesy as that sounds.

Take time out for yourself, too. If you need a break, take it. Rest. It’s not easy to find the time for looking after ourselves or doing something even moderately “fun” to try to cheer ourselves up, and I’ll admit I’m a hypocrite here because I’ve struggled with this. When you’re too busy and too sick, it becomes an overwhelming cycle you can’t break out of. Do what you can to break that cycle. You deserve to. Don’t do what I do, which is get so wound up with everything and all the things I’ve still got to do as I lose so much time to being poorly, with being too busy to stop and enjoy an inch of it before it’s all over.

Sometimes, we just need to stop. Step away. Throw a few things in the fuck-it-bucket and breathe.

If you’re dealing with chronic illness and Christmas doesn’t look anything like it used to or you’d ever hope it would, it doesn’t necessarily mean we can’t seek some enjoyment from the holidays.

It’ll take some work, adjusting our perspectives and expectations, focusing on the small joys, organising our priorities in line with what we’re capable of, and focusing on what matters to us. All we can do is make the most of what we can.

Related Reading : ???? 21 Tips For Managing A Chronic Christmas ????

Chuckles At Christmas

It’s hard to find things to laugh about these days, harder still if you’re struggling or deal with depression. If you can, challenge yourself to find the lightness in things when possible. Laugh at yourself, ease off the seriousness and push yourself to see the cliched ‘bigger picture’. With the miserable and angering news, there needs to be a point where we rant, then laugh it off and save our sanity.

Find things in your days to make you smile and give you a sense of joy and comfort. Appreciate the simple pleasures in the day to day. Hunt out the funnies to raise a laugh, whether you like funny stand-up comedy, one-liners, YouTube videos, TV shows like Gogglebox, films, Naughty Elves in compromising positions, or anything else that makes you chuckle.

It may only be a brief respite, but a few more smiles and a little laughter here and there can make a difference. It might ease up a little of the tension and stress you’re carrying at least, and that’ll be worth its weight in gold.

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A Christmas Cheers To You – Thank You!

I wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone that reads, likes, shares, comments & lurks here at InvisiblyMe. Thanks to those online friends and fellow bloggers that make the difficult days brighter and make the online realm a much more welcoming, beautiful place. I appreciate all of you, more than you know.

Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!

When all is said and done, when the stress is put to one side and the fears and worries get shelved just briefly, we’ll be left with what matters. What matters to you? Focus on that, and let the things you’re happy about or grateful for keep your heart warm. A few cute pictures of puppies might also help.

Christmas can be difficult at the best of times, without additional stresses, worries, loneliness, bereavement, chronic illness, pain, mental health issues, and so on. Reach out if you’re struggling, whether it’s to a friend, family member, online support group, mental health specialist or charity like the Samaritans.

Try to ease off the productivity and stress and frustrations so you can make the most of Christmas in whatever ways you can. Please take care of yourselves.

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To all those who celebrate this time of year, I hope you have the best Christmas possible, whatever that looks like.

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34 comments

Monch Weller December 24, 2021 - 3:58 pm

Season’s greetings, Caz! ????

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Ashley L. Peterson December 24, 2021 - 4:12 pm

Merry Christmas!

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Despite Pain December 24, 2021 - 4:12 pm

Merry Christmas to you, Caz. I hope you can enjoy the day and, please, try to take your own advice. Hang out with those naughty elves.
Take care of yourself,
Liz xx

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Paula Bardell-Hedley December 24, 2021 - 4:23 pm

Merry Christmas, Caz! ????????⛄❄

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Sandee December 24, 2021 - 5:01 pm

Such a fun post, Caz.

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Looking for the Light December 24, 2021 - 5:11 pm

Holly Jolly! head over to my place and find all types of songs to get you in the mood! Plus I understand you’ve been eating lots of chocolate, that’s enough to get in the spirit for! Hugs.

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Rachel December 24, 2021 - 5:53 pm

All the best for Christmas, Caz. ???????? xx

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Gemma - Wheelescapades December 24, 2021 - 5:58 pm

Merry Christmas from one of your lurkers!
I hope you have as stress free, pain free and chocolate filled day as possible. And take some of your own (very wise!) advice.

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luisa zambrotta December 24, 2021 - 6:16 pm

Wishing you a peaceful and loving Christmas!????????????

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annieasksyou December 24, 2021 - 6:50 pm

My wish for you, dear Caz, is that having given us such wise advice, you do what you say!

Annie xxx

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Blanca December 24, 2021 - 7:01 pm

Hi Caz, thank you for this festive post and wishing you a Merry Christmas too!

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capost2k December 24, 2021 - 7:45 pm

My heart broke one year as Anita and I noticed a man sitting in a mall bench some distance away with apparently his two children holding his legs as he sobbed; who we assumed was his wife was standing forlornly above him. We turned to head in their direction to see if we could do anything, but they were already heading for the exit. OUR Merry Christmas is sometimes a very difficult time for others.
You are in my daily prayers, my British friend, and I am thankful for your openness and integrity that is evident in your wonderful blogs.
I hope this is still one of your best Christmases ever, and that the New Year will bring you relief from your pain and better things ahead.
❤️&????, c.a.

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Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) December 24, 2021 - 8:31 pm

Yes, it’s another Covid Christmas. Sigh. Our family gathering for boxing day has been cancelled. It sucks but it’s the right thing to do. As you say, we’ll have to focus on the small joys.

I wish you a Merry Christmas, Caz. I hope you find peace and joy!

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chattykerry December 24, 2021 - 9:11 pm

I love your naughty elves, Caz! Have a naughty or nice time! K x

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The Oceanside Animals December 24, 2021 - 10:11 pm

Lulu: “Merry Christmas!”
Charlee: “And Happy New Year!”
Chaplin: “And don’t let those elves get back to Santa and tell on you!”

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James Viscosi December 24, 2021 - 10:25 pm

I second what the critters said! 🙂

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Jo Jackson December 25, 2021 - 8:00 am

All the best Caz x

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barmac5 December 25, 2021 - 11:27 am

Merry Christmas Caz, stay safe and well.

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Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet December 25, 2021 - 11:39 am

Merry Christmas, Caz! Health and happiness in 2022! <3

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doublegenealogytheadoptionwitness December 25, 2021 - 12:36 pm

Merry Christmas to you Cas, and may we all be blessed in 2022 with more of your wonderfully helpful outreach.

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Pepper+Valentine December 25, 2021 - 11:04 pm

Merry Christmas to you Caz! I hope you’re able to have an enjoyable holiday and avoid all of life’s stresses for awhile. You deserve that.

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BBYCGN December 26, 2021 - 12:06 am

Merry Christmas, Caz! ♥️

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Masha December 26, 2021 - 3:37 am

Merry Christmas, Caz xo

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Silver Screenings December 26, 2021 - 10:38 pm

Happy Holidays, and best wishes for the new year.

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Margaret McDaid December 28, 2021 - 4:50 am

Thanks Caz for such a refreshing post and hope you created the best time for you. Thank you for the links which I will explore and for being reminded about the fuck it bucket which I need to use more frequently.
Have a happy, healthy and peaceful new year ❤️????

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Lindsay December 29, 2021 - 3:41 am

Happy Holidays, Caz! To a better 2022!!

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Unwanted Life December 29, 2021 - 11:46 pm

As a Brit, I wasn’t brought up on the Elf on the Shelf thing that seems to be popular in the US, and now seems to be gaining traction in the UK. What exactly is the Elf all about?

I’ve been struggling with my depression as of late, and the new antidepressant I started at the start of December hasn’t shown any signs of helping so far, which is a shame. But I’ve managed to have a chuckle here and there with my partner, and by watching some stand-up comedy.

Anyway, I hope you had a great Christmas and I wish you a happy New Year

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Kymber Hawke December 31, 2021 - 8:02 pm

I’m sorry I missed your Christmas message but I love those naughty elves. haha 😀 Wishing you the happiest of New Years!

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terrepruitt January 15, 2022 - 12:23 am

My computer is slow and the “likes” won’t load. Happens on blogs with a lot of ads. Consider this a “like”. 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. And a Happy New Year.

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InvisiblyMe January 15, 2022 - 3:43 pm

Thank you for commenting – I’m sorry the likes won’t load. They seem okay on my computer today but I think the problem might be with how I’ve only just migrated to a new host and things had initially slowed a lot. I don’t think there are too many ads on here, so do you find there are? Is there anything I can get rid of that bugs you? I know I have problems on various blogs where the like button won’t load, but there seems to be no rhyme or reason for it, which is a bit frustrating. Wishing you all the best for a Happy New Year! xx

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terrepruitt February 5, 2022 - 9:56 pm

Sometimes I think it is WordPress. Other sites seem to load faster than it. Not sure why. I often don’t have anything to add to your posts (so detailed) and I just want to like. I think you have so many it takes a long time to load. Thank you for your information always! I love to learn about stuff in your country!

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Blogging_with_Bojana January 18, 2022 - 9:53 am

Happy holidays, dear, wishing you all the best.

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InvisiblyMe January 18, 2022 - 11:54 am

Thanks, B – Wishing you & yours all the very best for a Happy New Year ???? I really do hope 2022 is kinder to you! ???? xx

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Blogging_with_Bojana January 18, 2022 - 12:27 pm

Hey, Caz. Just an update. Your page takes ages to load, and I don’t see your reply when I go there.
Besides, I wasn’t able to send you my reply on WP, so….

Thanks for the wishes.

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