It’s that busy time of year again - joyous, festive, exciting - but oh, so busy! I do have to say though, this is the first Holiday Season in YEARS, that I have gotten most of my Christmas decorations up by December 1st. This is HUGE for me as I am a chronic procrastinator. Most years I am decorating only a few days before Christmas. I’m so excited that I will actually be able to enjoy my decorated home for the entire month!
We spend so much time during the Holidays “prepping” that it truly can be a fine line between joyous and stressful! Between decorating, shopping for gifts, attending extra social functions, entertaining guests in our own home, baking Holiday treats, remembering special family traditions, etc. – it can all get very overwhelming!
Maybe we need to take a deep breath and tell ourselves that it’s OKAY.
The point here, as I hope you can see, is to review our usual Holiday “traditions” and see where we can scale back so that we can TRULY enjoy the Holidays and not just go through the motions. I cannot tell you how many times I hear people say in January how glad they are that the Holidays are OVER. I’d much rather hear them say how much they enjoyed them. Wouldn’t you like to be one of those who enjoy the Holidays instead of waiting for them to end?? I know I would!
Wishing you and yours a Very Happy – and stress-free - Holiday Season!
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