Is it just me or does it seem like the weeks leading up to Christmas come and go so quickly and then the week after Christmas drags on and on? There is so much expectation for Christmas with people to see, parties to attend, candles to light at Christmas services. Then, the big day comes and many feel the anxiety of now facing a new year.
For the past few years, instead of dreading the week between Christmas and New Year’s, I have come to look forward to it. It has become a time for reflection and preparation. What has been amazing is to find how good years really were after asking the right questions. I have also found myself genuinely excited for New Year’s to come after properly setting up the correct expectations.
So, what is the best way to spend your “low week”? The answer is to rest, reflect, remember, celebration, repent, and prepare to move forward. Below are some questions to journal about throughout the week as you put this year “to bed’ and prepare to “wake up” 2018.