Friday, November 07, 2008

Prepare Your Mind and Heart for the Holidays

There are so many events, tasks, and meals that need planning for the upcoming holidays. Planning now definitely helps, but don't forget to also prepare your mind and spirit.

Many times we feel like we have to recreate something right out of a home magazine. That just isn’t realistic. We end up being so busy trying to make everything just right, we miss out on what is going on around us. There are so many "should do's" and obligations floating around in our heads.

Here's a great tip: You don't HAVE to do it all! Make time for those things that are most important to you and your family and cut the rest out!

I have another challenge for you. You knew I would.

What if you could go into the holiday season with your heart, spirit, and mind with a new focus-one that wasn't focused on the stress, to-do lists, and busyness? What would that look like to you?

  1. Answer the question: What does my calm and spirit focused holiday season look like? Yep, that means writing or typing it. What are those things that cause you stress-can you cut those out?
  2. What are 3 ways (your action steps) you can make that happen? Write those down, too! They don't have to be big ones. For example, "I will only put up those decorations that I really love", "We will go to 2 holiday gatherings", or "I will let go of perfection."

  3. Let us know what your actions steps are!

On Thursday, November 13th, I will be sharing more strategies, tools, and actions plans to help busy moms like you make the most of their time and take back control from the busyness. Find out more now!


Heather (How to be a Woman..?) said...

Great idea to write it down. Thanks!

Tina (mummifiedx5) said...

It's so hard to remember that you DON'T have to do everything yourself and make the holiday season stressful.

Your ideas are helping :)

Kate said...

That is some great advice. In our house, the season has never been about stress and complete busyness. We actually have a very relaxing season with lots of reflection. We started implementing the biblical feasts into our holiday traditions, so Passover is usually the holiday with the most preparation for us.

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