Where Does Your Holiday Spirit Come From?

Do you have holiday spirit? If you’re anything like me, it’s a given… at least this year. I know that a lot of people struggle during the holidays – winter blues, crazy family issues, money problems. This season can bring out both the best and the worst. I try to make the most of it and keep my chin up, but I’d be lying if I said I was never overwhelmed. Still, holiday spirit is my goal, and I’ve got some this year πŸ™‚

Thinking about the good and not so good parts of the holidays got me thinking, where do people find their holiday spirit? What really makes people shine this time of year? It’s a big curiosity for me, and maybe it is for you as well. I know for myself, it varies from year to year. This year I’ve been really motivated by the idea of slowing down during the holidays and making memories. There’s so much I can do to make things nicer. Stressed out by shopping? Listen to some holiday music in transit. Overwhelmed by wrapping presents? Sip some peppermint hot chocolate while I get to work.

Of course, I can’t know where all of you get your holiday spirit from, so I decided to write a quiz about it. There were a lot of ways to go with this quiz, but I decided to keep it lighthearted and less spiritual so that everyone could enjoy taking it. I promise it will lift your spirits, at least a little πŸ™‚ I hope you like it:Β Where Does Your Holiday Spirit Come From?

Comment below and let me know what you thought of Where Does Your Holiday Spirit Come From?Β and your result. What brings a smile to your face during the holidays? I’m curious to know where you think your holiday spirit really comes from!

What do you think?

7 thoughts on “Where Does Your Holiday Spirit Come From?

  1. Josh

    Your Holiday Spirit Comes From Childhood Memories

    You approach the holidays with childlike wonder and innocence. Unlike most people, they haven’t been ruined for you.
    The holidays are magical for you, and they bring you back to simple and happy times.

    You’re in touch with your emotions and intuition. You possess a great, unmatched imagination – and an infinite memory.
    You live your life freely, without guilt or restrictions. You don’t deny yourself, especially during this special time of year!

    I don’t have a great memory nor am I in touch with my emotions (though I’m attracted to certain kinds of sad things and can be sympathetic). Part of the rest is my ideal self and the other part of the rest is me.

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  2. Anna

    Your Holiday Spirit Comes From Childhood Memories

    “You approach the holidays with childlike wonder and innocence. Unlike most people, they haven’t been ruined for you.”

    It’s the season of giving! It’s easy to find problems with anything, so I choose not to think about it.

    “The holidays are magical for you, and they bring you back to simple and happy times.”

    It’s a rare time when I get to be with the whole family.

    “You’re in touch with your emotions and intuition. You possess a great, unmatched imagination – and an infinite memory.”

    It’s definitely a balance between the two. I pride myself for my imagination. People tend to lose imagination and curiosity as they get older. It’s a shame.

    “You live your life freely, without guilt or restrictions. You don’t deny yourself, especially during this special time of year! ”

    I do live freely, but I’m not over-indulgent. It’s another balance between the two. (With all this balancing I’m doing, I should join a circus. :P)

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  3. Tara

    “Your holiday spirit comes from friends and family–

    You are a social person, and nothing is more important to you than being with the people you love during the holidays. You don’t need much fuss or celebration as long as you’re near the people closest to you.

    Everyone is always welcome in your home, and you believe the more people around, the merrier holiday. You always have a hug and a smile for your friends and family. You’re happy to have them as a part of your life.”
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    This is definitely accurate, I love being with the people that I love during this time of year. To me that’s what these types of holidays are all about–being grateful for the loving relationships in your life and doing things that strengthen/reinforce them. Just like it says here in the result, it doesn’t require a lot of “fuss,” just simply being together. Which makes it even more ironic that I’ll be spending Christmas by myself this year, lol. It’s not the first time that I’ve spent it away from family (tends to happen as we get older πŸ˜‰ ) but it is the first time that it will be by myself. And I’m oddly ok with that this year. I’ve been working a lot so it feels nice to know that I’ll be spending one of the more “hectic” holidays alone–kind of feels peaceful. πŸ™‚

    Happy holidays to all of you who celebrate them πŸ™‚

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