Monday, November 09, 2009

Prepare Your Heart and Mind for the Holidays.....November Newsletter Article

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 challenge for you.

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. Share your actions steps or comments with me other moms!

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Heather Kephart said...

Bravo! Let's take Christmas back, or Hanukkah, or whatever. I used to LOVE the holiday, but it's turned into a bit of a time of dread. Great idea to make a list of things we think we need to do, but to get down to the basics and get rid of things that are ruining it for us.

Many of us have blogs, so our family members know what's going on anyway!

Doylene Brents said...

Thanks for the info. My Christmas Village really takes a long time to put up. I have skipped years without it but I always miss it. I hate putting up the Christmas tree and it's even worse taking it down. I will try not to stress as much this year. Doylene

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