Happier Holidays

For those of you who have read my blogs over the last few years I dare say I might sound as if I’m repeating myself this Holiday season as I did last year. But I always feel like this message is so VERY important for happier holidays.

The message is simple…this Holiday season, take care of yourself!

We run around like crazy people during the month of December. Planning, shopping, decorating, arranging, organizing. And while that is good in itself, I am concerned about HOW you run around like a crazy person. Is the craziness something you thoroughly enjoy? Is the craziness something that completely drains you?

If it is the latter of the two, I suggest restructuring your December so you can really truly enjoy it. This might mean saying no to someone’s request or not doing as much as you typically do. People always say this is a magical time of year, and it is. People also say they are fried, burnt out, and stressed from all the Holiday pressure.

So, take a step back. Look at your Holiday plans. Decide if you can really truly enjoy them and if you aren’t sure, re-adjust. And don’t worry about disappointing anyone. People who love you and are close to you will actually appreciate your desire to really envelop yourself in their company and joy. Just imagining a Holiday season that is focused on taking in the beauty around you, embracing your loved ones and really being present with them.

As for me, I’m not baking this year. Sorry kids. Instead, I’m going to play more board games with my family, thoroughly enjoy the Christmas photo experience, and spend more time with my sons. To everyone reading this, make your Holiday a beautiful experience. You deserve it! 

Happy Holidays everyone!

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