The Christmas Panic Dance

December 15, 2008 by  

Christmas Preparations can cause stress

Christmas Preparations can cause stress

Are you starting the “Christmas Panic Dance” yet?

Feeling the pressure of having to “get it all done” within the next 10 days?
The cookies to be made, shopping to be done, Christmas cards to go out, dinners to plan, wrapping to be done, etc…
Most of us are feeling some of the pressures. There are expectations….you know.. for Christmas and it is hard to keep up.
We have to realize that we can only do what we can do. We aren’t super human, we aren’t all Martha Stewards…so we may not get it all done. We need to prioritize. Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea (or wine) and make a list of the things that HAVE to get done. Usually shopping is one of those. Then concentrate on that first. Decide the next important thing and so on and so forth. So that if something has to go, it is the last few on the list. Decide if there are some ways you can cut down on some things. Maybe you don’t have to make all 8 cookie recipes, just make 2 and double them this year. Maybe you don’t have to go to all of the Christmas get togethers. Ask for help! Let your husband help you…..”gasp”… or your mother or friend.
Don’t put so much pressure on yourself! Try to relax a little and enjoy the holiday season yourself! It’s ok if we aren’t perfect!!

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