#ChronicChristmas #3: Decorate 5 minutes everyday

When I look at the beautifully decorated homes and magazines, on my friends' blogs, and in the movies, I wish I had the energy to do more so my home could evoke that sense of Christmas hygge. (Hygge: a Danish term conveying coziness, love, togetherness) I also wish for a cat that didn’t have an obsession with eating pine, and climbing trees, but that’s besides the point.

But for me, as so many other people with chronic illness, the disease gets in the way of decorating.

The solution: apply the five minute rule. You can do anything if you do it five minutes at a time. It may not sound like much, but it’s amazing how quickly the five minutes from yesterday, today, tomorrow, and the next day add up and work together to create something real. If you start today, your home will look beautiful a week from now.

It might mean that your holiday decorations box(es) will be on display in the living room until you work your way to the bottom, but unless you having the boss over for dinner, don’t worry about it.
I do recommend that you close the box firmly if you have a pet that is anything like Lucy.

What’s your favourite holiday decoration?

#ChronicChristmas is an Advent calendar of tips for a sane holiday season with a chronic illness. Check back tomorrow for the next tip.


Unknown said…
The tree is up and has lights on. Not only that, but I watched Hunger Games, a movie that I've wanted to see.
Cathryn said…
My family cats have an obsession with climbing trees, and eating artificial greenery. Cats are strange creatures.

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