Fall and winter bring a plethora of activities, chances to spend time with our family and friends, and lots of “stuff” that only happens once a year. As moms, our first instinct is to try to do it all so that our kids don’t miss out on anything. After all, our kids are only this age once, right? So, we MUST do it all, right? NO!! That’s a recipe for disaster.
We’re stressed. We’re short for time. But, we need to make sure that we take care of ourselves too. If we don’t, it’ll be nearly impossible to get through this holiday season without snapping at others and losing our marbles. So, why not involve your family in some of your self-care?
It’s just not possible. You’re only one person, and it’s okay not to be perfect.
If you’re anything like me, there’s always more that you want to do or feel like you should do. But, that’s always the case, isn’t it? That’s not limited to the holidays. So, go easy on yourself. Do “just enough” to get by. Focus on what really matters to you and your family this holiday season. For me, it’s making sure we go look at all the Christmas lights, decorating the house together, watching the classic Ruldoph, and taking a family picture on Christmas morning (with the tripod, not selfie style). I’m not one who cares about elaborate meals, so we keep the food simple and that works for us. Holiday themed, yes, but still simple.
Do your best to relax, be present in the moment, and enjoy it. Let the little things go as much as you can. Grab my FREE Focused Family Fun for the Holidays Guide and get started making this the best (and easiest) Holiday Season yet!
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