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December 21st, 2012 at 7:04 am

Take Time to Enjoy the Holidays

As this weekend starts the holiday celebrations, think about taking time to enjoy the time. You can get lost in the preparations and craziness and it can all pass you by without a moment of enjoyment. Trust me, this has happened to me in the past, but I am determined to enjoy the time this year. As my boys get older I never know when Christmas will become gift cards and less magical, so I need to make sure to savor the moments.

My first step was getting as much done ahead of time. That means not saving wrapping till the last minute, making food preparation easier, and having laundry done and clothes for the holiday gatherings picked out. A little preparation goes a long way, right?

The next part is to not getting worked up. That means remembering to not stress about simple things like misbehaving kids or family drama. This is obviously easier said that done. This means remembering that everyone has only the best intentions, although they may not be the same as yours. Also, the other thing is don’t set yourself up with unrealistic exceptions. This rule works with both children and family.

A little bit of preparation and limited stress will only help you to be able to enjoy the holidays.

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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