|order scones from your favorite bakery or bake at home?|
*are you raising young twins?
*did your daughter just get engaged?
*are you hosting the neighborhood cookie
*did you just move and have extra free time
Christmas is a good time to be intentional. Take an honest look at what your life is like this season. It is not too late to choose what you want the next eleven days to look like.
Three ways to find your sanity at Christmas:
Look at each thing that you have on your to.do list for the next eleven days and see if you want to keep it just as it is, (because it is already perfect and just what you and your family love) or apply one of these three b's.
1. Bag it. You can find extra time and a considerable amount of freedom by just saying NO to a few things. This year I said no to:
*sending out Christmas cards to our
whole mailing list
2. Better it. Think about some of the activities and traditions that you do each year. Are there any ways that you can tweek them to make them better? This year:
*I had a pajama day and planned all of the
food for our holidays. (so fun)
*I ordered more gifts on-line. (so easy)
3. Barter it. Do you love to bake cookies, but hate to wrap presents? Find a friend that is the opposite and swap jobs.
And, you do not have to be a "lone ranger" Christmas magic woman. Let others help. This year I:
*let my husband do the grocery shopping
*let my favorite restaurant cook a special
I wish you a wonderful, fun and peaceful next eleven days.