How ‘festive cheer’ brainwashing triggers a feeling of failure.

  • Expectations
  • Associations
  • Comparison
  • Disappointment
  • Alienation
  • Envy

The failure feeling trigger of festive days.

  1. Am I making assumptions about my family want from this special day?
  2. Am I hanging on to childhood traditions out of habit?
  3. Am I feeling envy for ‘perfect fleeting moments’ shared on social media?

Christmas and the trap of expectation:

Christmas and the trap of association:

  • Family — in excess
  • Giving and receiving — in excess
  • ‘Happiness’ — in excess.

Christmas and the trap of comparison:

Understand that this ‘festive perfect’ notion is a trap.

The Truman Show Film

How to avoid falling into the trap and feeling a failure.

  • Envying something that you don’t want.
  • Feeling bad for not providing something that nobody wants!
  • Worrying that you are not meaningful enough.

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Writing about all the stuff that has an impact on our impact. Communication skills and mindset. Author of The Mystery of The Squashed Self. www.trishalewis.com

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Writing about all the stuff that has an impact on our impact. Communication skills and mindset. Author of The Mystery of The Squashed Self. www.trishalewis.com

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