It often feels like there’s a lot of pressure to make the holidays fun, magical, and memorable. And while this might sound great, the reality is that we often feel stressed and overwhelemed during this crazy time. This is why it’s essential to figure out how to simplify the holidays if we hope to not just survive but thrive!
‘Tis the season for holiday fun!
Feelings of coziness and nostalgia.
Fall leaves, pumpkin pie, and Thanksgiving dinner transitioning into winter wreaths, Christmas trees, and holiday cookies.
But then again…
It’s also common to experience stress and feelings of overwhelm.
LOTS of stress and overwhelm.
Which, of course, leaves scratching our heads, wondering how to simplify the holidays.
Where do we even start!?
Too many holiday parties, gift-giving induced financial stress, and seasonal travel plans result in illness, resentment, and exhaustion.
And I’m guessing this doesn’t sound too appealing to you.
Am I right?
Are you desperate for help figuring out how to simplify the holidays?
Is it inevitable that we surrender to the craziness? Must we accept that we’ll spend the season in a state of mild panic?
I honestly don’t think so.
But how in the world do we simplify the holidays in order to create space for joy and peace?
Well let me tell you, I’ve tried really hard the past few years to cut out as many holiday obligations as possible, in order to actually enjoy the season.
I’ve got some simple tips to help us figure out how to simplify the holidays.
Isn’t this great news!?!
What’s important to Suzie down the street might not matter to you at all.
The traditions that are essential to your mother-in-law might not be realistic or even that enjoyable for your family.
Again, totally OK.