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My favorite time of year is upon us. October through December are my happy months. I love decorating the house for the holidays (all of them), shopping, entertaining friends and most of all, spending time with family. Truthfully, it feels like just yesterday I was saying things like “next Christmas I’m going to do this” or next year “we’re going to do that instead”: time has a funny way of sneaking up on me quicker than I’d like. But now that the holiday season is here, I’m busy trying to get a head start on the season. It’s already October and my schedule is filling up quickly but I didn’t want to get overwhelmed. Between traveling, family parties and everything that goes along with it, I made a promise to myself that holiday season, I’m going to own my greatness and live the life I love without trying to be superwomen and doing it all.
I’m not putting extra pressure on myself to do anything and everything. I’m learning to say no to things that don’t fit into my life and I’m learning to slow down and start enjoying the little things more. You can too. This is a busy time of year for just about everyone and it’s easy to fall into the pitfalls but try these subtle tips and changes to help you live the life you love during the holidays and beyond.
I vowed to plan ahead (as much as I can). I’ve already started making my holiday shopping lists, lists for holiday dinners, honestly lists for just about everything. It helps keep me sane and on track. Plus since I’ve already started my shopping, I can just check off things as I go. Planning helps me not get caught up with excess things and overbuying during the holidays.
WATCH WHAT YOU EAT
This is the time of year for me to easily fall back into old habits and eat all. the. things. Don’t get me wrong, I will still indulge, just in moderation this year. If I eat like crap, I feel like crap. It’s true. But if I deprive myself then I’ll overindulge and no one wins. So moderation is my key word this year.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the moment and not actually sit back and enjoy the moments. By making my lists, giving myself me time, starting shopping/planning early, I’m giving myself the opportunity to enjoy every moment this year and not get caught up in the craziness that comes with the holidays.
ENJOY THE LITTLE MOMENTS
I’m making a conscious effort to enjoy the little things. With my little (and last) one growing up so quickly, I want to really savor the wonder and amazement through her eyes. I’m getting in the pictures more instead of just taking the pictures. I’m going down the slides instead of watching from the bottom.
TAKE CARE OF YOU
Taking care of me has become a priority of late. It’s still a work in progress but I’m more mindful of what I eat, I’m making exercise more of a priority, and I’m even keeping up with my yoga. It’s been refreshing since I’m usually so busy taking care of everyone else, that I neglected me. Now I make sure to schedule me time into my schedule each day and it’s been a game changer for me.
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