December 19, 2012

Happy YOU!

It's that time of year - the run up to the holidays.  Everyone is stressed!  If you are like most people you are way behind in your shopping, your decorating, your baking, and possibly running short of good will toward your fellow man. 

In the midst of what is, for most people certainly, chaos, it is important for you to take a little time for yourself.  Do something you enjoy.  Breathe.

Why don't I feel like that?

If you're reading this, it is likely that you find playing your harp to be a great way to take some time for long as you are not preparing for a gig or struggling to play a piece of music you find challenging.  This is a great time to play those Christmas carols you love, the tunes you know really solidly, and to indulge in the simple pleasures of the easy tunes (Twinkle, anyone?).

Take some time to remind yourself why you play.  Use it as a time to fall in love with your harp again (especially if the two of you haven't been seeing eye to eye when your stress level has increased!).  Play barefoot to let the vibration tickle your feet! Just play with your harp - and enjoy.

And if what is best for you is to take a little time away from your harp - do that.  Read a book, take a walk, bake come cookies.  Do something you enjoy just for the joy of it - to help refresh yourself.  You know the new year will bring new goals and challenges - so take a breather now!

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