What Matters Most:
6 Steps To Holiday Peace
Instead Of Chaos
Don’t you just love this time of year when the weather cools down, the leaves are changing and that safe, comforting feeling of just sitting by the fire with your mug filled with your favorite hot drink?. Then SNAP the reality of the holidays are just around the corner…whisking away that peaceful feeling and tossing you into a frenzy of activities, shopping and eating all things sugary and fattening. With thirteen people in our home finding balance is always challenge, especially around the holidays. If I am not careful to first evaluate what matters most to me and my family and then build our schedule around that I am easily tossed to and fro from one activity to the next feeling like I am doing nothing well. Far too many holidays I have found myself falling into the trap of comparison. The other Mom’s seem to have everything in place. They look put together and calm, their house is in order and already decorated for the season. They do not seem to be disheveled with their hair in a ponytail, yet again, because they didn’t get a shower before the kids woke up.
We all know that comparison will take us down the path of discouragement rather than a place of moving forward. Yet it is a place I seem to willingly take myself. What I’ve learned is that in order to do anything well there must be a plan in place. It brings clarity and focus as well as a resolute confidence in what you’re doing so that you are not being tossed to and fro every day.
Here are 6 suggestions for bringing peace in your heart and home through the holidays.