It’s the most wonderful time of the year…right!? Don’t get us wrong, we love the holidays. But, the stressors that come along with this season is real. These are a few things that seem to help us better manage this time of year. Feel free to share your tips with us…we love getting new tips of the trade.
And keep a list. For the really OCD type (ahem..me), a list with a budget, gift ideas, and purchases keeps from overspending or forgetting about presents (nothing like finding Xmas gifts in your closet in March). I personally keep the list on my phone, which makes it easy to whip out when the kiddos see something on a commercial. It’s also a great place to store gift ideas when online browsing.
Omgggg. I get it, this is the biggest shopping season, but email overload clutters my brain and inbox. Take 10 minutes and unsubscribe to email lists that are not benefitting you.
Both Gracen and I are in a cool place in our lives where we have the chance to make our own mark on the holidays. Gracen is celebrating baby Mylo’s first Christmas (!), and this is my second year as a single mom (last year doesn’t count…I think the first holiday as a single parent is hard…now it’s time for some FUN). It’s exciting to determine how you want your kids to remember the holidays and then make those traditions. Whether you want to feed the homeless on Thanksgiving or go out to eat in your favorite Christmas PJs, find what works for you and your family and ENJOY.
Staying super consistent on workouts is hard with all the holiday obligations. Finding time to do simple things like taking the stairs, parking further away from the entrance, doing squats while brushing your teeth, etc. helps us get little boost of desperately needed serotonin.
You only have a certain amount of days during the season. Don’t feel obligated to do all the things. It is perfectly okay to say no to parties, events, and gatherings that do not serve you. And it’s perfectly okay to have major JOMO while watching Christmas movies in your comfy pjs with your fave essential oils slathered on.
Cheers! Wishing all of you the Happiest Holiday Season.