You would so love to embrace the season...
After all, the holidays are a wondrous time of year filled with every imaginable delight for your senses. Great tasting food, beautiful décor, ugly yet comfy sweaters, and festive music that only comes around once per year.
It’s no wonder so many people can’t wait for this season to arrive: this is the perfect time to escape into family, fun, and festivities.
But while the idea of the holidays seems delightful, the realities can be quite overwhelming...
The wonder of the season can insidiously turn into stress when juggling an already busy schedule with extra activities while on vacation. What started as Happy Holidays becomes a survival at Holidaze!
The holidays don’t stop for stressful life events either. Illnesses, injuries, or adjusting to big changes don’t get put on hold during the holiday season. There are some years that the holidays co-mingle with great loss or change. Finding a way to embrace the season while dealing with setbacks can be tricky.
But hey, don't let the holidays wear you out!
There are many things you can do to reduce the stress and streamline your holidays.
Believe it or not, you don’t have to recreate a Pinterest perfect version of the holidays in order for them to be magical. It’s entirely possible to decorate, host family, cook meals, entertain, AND embrace the season.
Here Are My 5 Best Tips to Embrace The Season:
Ultimately, the holidays may not look like anyone else’s, but that’s the point.
What makes your holidays happy may not look anything like what someone else is experiencing. The key is to focus on YOUR unique needs at the time and craft a holiday that makes the most sense under YOUR circumstances.
Letting go of guilt, expectations, and overwhelming yourself will help you embrace the season fully. Knowing what you can manage alongside everything else going on is what helps you mean it when you say Happy Holidays to others.
The season is designed to give pause for reflection and celebrate with family and friends. Keeping the focus on these things allows for the holidays to remain manageable rather than overwhelming. This season, and every one after, should be a reflection of your life in the moment, not a race against time to make it perfect.
If you would do with some extra motivation and actionable tips to reduce your stress this season, you may want to subscribe to my special Happy WAHM Newsletter where I share daily tips and tricks to help mamas like you embrace the season!