Can you believe that Thanksgiving has already come and gone? I hope that everyone had a wonderful time with family and friends, and heck, maybe even had the opportunity to put up your Christmas tree. Our tradition has been to do so, but with all of us traveling this year, we will be enjoying the tree in all of its glory this coming weekend.
As I sit and think of the hectic days that are right around the corner and I ask myself, “What can I do to stay calm, enjoy every moment and not allow myself to be overwhelmed with everything the holidays bring?” I’ve learned over the years, that no matter how much I plan for perfection, something doesn’t go the way I had planned. So, the best advice I can seem to give myself is to just “go with the flow”, “roll at the hips”, “breathe in every moment”… if I can remind myself that nothing is perfect and its the imperfections that often make the best memories, I think I’ll survive yet another holiday season. Of course, this doesn’t mean that I won’t strive for everything to be as perfect as it can be for my loved ones… I just won’t beat myself up if the potatoes are over cooked or we run out of cider So, as I prepare for the hectic days to come, I will begin to follow my advice in my every day happenings and hope that it carries through.
That being said…. I so look forward to all of the wonderful things that the holidays bring… smiles and laughter, hugs and warm wishes, togetherness, great food, traditions and family… and because we are lucky enough to live in Florida, sunshine and warmth (which means some baseball catch in the back yard)! If I focus on these things, nothing can go wrong (fingers crossed).
Please feel free to share your ideas on keeping the holidays “stress-free” and allowing yourself to focus on the important things… would love to hear from you!