Do it For Yourself, the Pre-Holiday list!
Have you made it yet? You know what I’m referring to… that mile long list of all the things that need doing. All the items that need purchasing and the marathon grocery shopping event required to feed the masses? You are savvy, organized people… certainly you have alarms set on your smart phones and the color coded sticky notes on your tablet in order of priority. Isn’t that what we all do this time of year? Plan our every hour based on all the chaos swirling around us? It really is a crazy time of year.
In all of those lists, calendars, and sticky notes is there anything that resembles a relaxing, quality space of time for yourself? Remember, this time of year especially, that you are a priority. Maintaining your sanity at the holidays is imperative! If you have children, it is even harder to manage, and that much more important!
In the middle of your filled to the brim days, go to lunch with that friend you’ve been meaning to catch up with. While you are baking those award winning pies, turn up your favorite music and dance! Take a partner to the grocery and divide & conquer! Make a list for you. In all of it, remember the meaning of the season… gratitude and generosity of time and spirit. Smile at the many strangers you will encounter, open doors for others, and say thank you to that flustered sales person. You never know whose day you are going to change!
xo – Joanna