We are officially in the countdown to Christmas. Over the next few weeks many families will be enjoying (or enduring) Christmas Concerts, Christmas Parties, Christmas Cookie Exchanges and.... you get the idea. I know our family schedule is quickly filling up! School activities, family get togethers, and extracurricular events as well as work commitments make this probably the busiest time of the year.
My strategy this time of the year is to schedule in time to do absolutely NOTHING! Yes, that's right. I am blocking off afternoons and evenings to simply do NOTHING! How else are we going to have time to recharge, rest, and really enjoy this Christmas season? There are some commitments that we can do without. If you have the opportunity to "opt out" of one or two seasonal celebrations, I say GO FOR IT! Sit down, have a hot chocolate with your family, watch a classic Christmas movie, go outside for a wintery walk, wrap presents or make some cookies just for FUN!
Slow down this Christmas and take the time to ponder what it is about this time of year that is truly special for you and your family!
Enjoy the Holidays!