Holiday minimalism

It's that time of the year again!

The festive season is around the corner. And along with it - reindeers, sleighs, presents, glittering decorations, beautiful fatty food, ugly sweaters, more presents, booze, snowmen, cheesy TV ads, Home Alone 7, Mariah Carrey and Michael Bublé emerging from their caves to mess up your hearing organs, all the hype and smiling faces.

But, do we need all that, really?

Is it really the time to celebrate our great yearly achievements, other than staying alive for another year? Perhaps the time has come to celebrate in a different way. 

I didn’t want to burden this blog with the topic of pandemic until now, but maybe now is just the time. I’ll try to keep it short and to the point.

For two years we have been struggling, many have lost their jobs, physical and mental health and freedom of movement. A lot of people are just frightened and frustrated by the range of consequences the pandemic has brought to us. Many have lost their loved ones. Things just aren’t the way they should be. 

The least we can do is learn from these distorted times. There has been so much talk about returning to what is right, and perhaps it’s time to just move from words to actions.

In that manner, let’s try to take a step back from materialistic and superficial celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan or Hindu (many of major religion’s major holidays kind of overlap through December), and do something that matters. 

For example, you could redirect your presents’ budget into some kind of charity act, or you could simply visit your grandmother and have a jolly time with her. It really doesn’t matter, as long as it feels good for you and for others around you.

Don’t burden yourself with expectations of others and with things you could have or should have done. You haven’t achieved your yearly goals? Don’t ponder too much over it, the whole world has underperformed, and you are a part of it. Things will get better.

Let’s remember how little we need to be happy. Good company, a few of your closest friends or family, a nice dinner is all it takes. Let’s try to detach ourselves from all the glitter and exaggeration. 

What I'm trying to say is, our recomendation for a good time this holiday season is to focus on what really matters to you because...







So cheers and happy holidays to all you luftbremzers from Filip and the Luftbremzer Team!

...and have yourself some memorable #luftbremzermoments

Cheers and happy holidays to all you luftbremzers from Filip and the Luftbremzer Team