10 Tips to Get You Through the Holidays
The Holiday Season is quickly approaching, and everyone is sparkling bright with delight? Everyone is positive and already organized for the Christmas Holidays. Right?
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Uuuummm nah! Lol ! But we should be. What has you down? Why are the holidays bringing you down? Have you started planning ahead for the season at hand? No reason to feel stressed out.
Staying Positive and Getting Organized
Perhaps the thought of spending enormous amounts of money on decorations and gifts and food. Are you feeling overwhelmed with the whole idea of entertaining family and friends and not knowing where to start?
Christmas wish lists
As Halloween has quickly come and gone, Christmas is also fast approaching and will be here before you know it. You want to be ready for it right? Well, how can we do that? It’s simple. I have created another awesome set of Christmas Wish Lists.
When I was brainstorming how to create this year’s wish lists, I was wondering what theme did I want to create for you. I love to create themes and being creative. I was thinking back to my children’s favorite Christmas television shows.
Christmas tv show classics
So, I thought of the classic “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. And the song that is always stuck in my head at Christmas time is the song from that tv show, “Silver and Gold” by Burl Ives. Yay! I love Christmas and all the songs that come with it. I hope that song is not stuck in your head now. Lol!!
Yes I am going waaaaaay back. But it’s still a classic am I right? My daughter is 16 years old now and she still loves watching all the Christmas show classics. It makes my heart sing to know that she still loves the Holiday Season and doesn’t take anything for granted.
So, I have created my Christmas Wish Lists for you in the theme Silver and Gold. My daughter asked for the lists right away and already has her lists filled out. It makes our life easier to know what she really wants.
She thought about it a little and knew what she would want for Christmas. Easy peasy!! Everyone is happy. So, if these wish lists make a 16-year-old happy, can you imagine how a younger little person would be thrilled with this.
There are many ways to stay organized for the holidays along with these lists. First, you need to keep a positive attitude. What will negativity get you? A whole lot of sadness. We need to always think positive. That’s my motto.
I have to be honest. It’s not all of the time. No one can stay positive 100% of the time but with the Christmas Season fast approaching we think of the joyous memories you will make with your children and loved ones.
10 tips to get you through the holidays
- Positivity – like I said; we need to keep an open mind and stay positive. If anything for our family
- Plan Ahead – start writing things down. Make some lists. Plan out your Christmas card lists, invitation lists, dinner menus. Be prepared early.
- Keep It Light – do not overwhelm yourself thinking you have to do everything. If you think it will be too much for you, scale it back. I’m sure your family will understand.
- Get Help – if you are hosting dinner this year, ask for some help from family and close friends. I’m sure they will not mind helping out. It’s a very huge task. And it could be fun working together with family or close friends. The Holiday Season brings out the kindness and sheer delight in people.
- Music – start listening to some Christmas music. Music will for sure get you in the mood and thinking Holiday Season.
- Stay Organized – start off with my super-duper wish lists I have created in the theme of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”‘s classic song, “Silver and Gold”. Love it.
- Breathe – don’t get overwhelmed with the thoughts of what the Holiday Season brings. You can do it and it WILL get done stressfree.
- Christmas Photos – take a whole bunch of photos of you and your family during the holidays, especially a formal one to include in your Christmas cards. I started a tradition with my family as soon as we had our son. And it has lasted 20 years. We kept it a tradition for that long. We love Christmas.
- Don’t Go Overboard – there is no need to go overboard with buying so many gifts and extra treats. This is where lies the negative thoughts of the Holiday Season. Everyone spends so much money on buying everyone enormous amounts of Christmas gifts. Why not scale it back and start a Kris Kringle, where everyone chooses out of a hat the person you will buy little gifts for. And in the end, one special gift.
- Give Yourself A Break – you need to take some R & R once in a while. Don’t go crazy trying to do too much all by yourself and not taking a break here and there. Go slow. No need to ruin your health.
Just yesterday, I sat in the car with my children and they are the ones who put in Christmas music. And WE ALL sang along. And Halloween was just last week. So come on let’s get in the mood.