Have you heard the song, The Christmas Can-Can by Straight No Chaser? I think it pretty well describes our culture these days leading up to Christmas.
What is Christmas all about? Is it about presents and food and running around like crazy? There are so many concerts, programs, rehersals, parties and extra events. And each event requires us to bring food and presents. It seems like the calendar fills up so quickly. And all of these things are added to the all of the things that make up our normal lives. The result is tired and cranky kids and mamas.
How can we do this different? How can we give ourselves space during this season? Are there things we can do to alleviate some of the stress that is bound to come our way this time of year?
I would like to propose that you carve a little time out of each of the next 7 days to do something that makes you feel like yourself. That could be making some comforting food, reading a book, going for a walk, really listening to your favorite music while you just sit down for a few minutes.
Our families need us to be our best selves during this season. I want to be able to connect and serve with a loving spirit and not an angry, stressed out heart. How about you? Let’s take a moment to rest and recharge. 15 minutes can make all of the difference!
What makes you feel most like yourself? I’d love to know!