Christmas Is Over…until next year

By the time you read this, Christmas will be a memory and the New Year will be creeping in. But as I write this, Christmas is four days away and I find myself sitting in a Starbucks located in a Target, drinking coffee and reading a book. Glad I wasn’t here on Black Friday! Many are frantically racing in and out, but I don’t hear much laughing or “Christmas cheer.”

How is it I am not frenziedly trying to find time for all the tasks that are yet to be done? Basically, I am done. Yep. I followed the tips I wrote out in my last post and guess what? They worked! What do you know!

Frankly, I’m a little bored. I think my methods worked too well.

But what is most important is that I had the time for the people I love. I had time to take my son Christmas shopping. I had time to stop by the bank for my husband. There’s even extra time to relax in a Starbucks.

Has your stress level gone down now that the holiday season is over?

The close of the holidays feels like the finish of a triathlon…but without a medal and a blue ribbon. Instead you get a messy house and pine needles in your carpet.  And now it’s basically the New Year.

Next year, start early, focus on what’s most important, love your family, and give yourself permission to say no.


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