This month is "the most wonderful time of the year"
and also the craziest time of the year! Running two
businesses, hosting and attending parties and making
sure our family Christmas is wonderful all happen
simultaneously! To keep my sanity, I plan ahead,
shop early, and try to keep things simple.
Quality over quantity, less is more, and not waiting
until the last minute help a lot.
It's ok to scale back, say no when you want,
and it helps if I get to bed early.
I also make sure there is time to relax, even if it's
stolen moments here and there. I still have my first
cup of coffee in bed before getting up each morning,
but lately, that second cup after I get all the men
out the door, is on the couch where I
can enjoy the lights on the tree!
Here was my view this morning.....lovely!
I remember one incredibly busy December a few years
ago that I didn't once sit down and enjoy the tree.
Not once! That is just not right! haha.
Are you keeping your sanity or are you loosing your mind?
My advise is to be realistic. Let things go that don't
really need to be done. Don't overspend. Wrap gifts early
(that one is advise to myself!). And make sure there
are some empty days on the calendar!