Just when I think I am getting on top of the list of things I have to do, something else pops.
Our school year is finishing up with a zillion end of year events and celebrations, and just when I think I can see the light at the end of that tunnel, I remember that Christmas is only a couple of weeks away and I start to panic.
Some days I am not sure how I will make it to the end of the year without breaking something, or someone.
Most days I am just hanging on as best I can, trying to get through, but that’s not how I want this time of year to be.
I want so very much for the end of school and Christmas to be awesome, and amazing and special. I don’t want to just survive December… I want to enjoy it.
But I’m feeling overwhelmed, and tired, so very tired.
I need to stop for a moment and catch my breath.
I need to regroup and remember…
Are you feeling a little overwhelmed by Christmas
How do you manage to keep going?
How do you find the joy among the tiredness?
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Renee | About a Bugg says
Loved this post Kate. It’s so easy to get swept away at this time of year; these are great tips!
Thank you for sharing your tips with us!! This is oh so true at this time of the year:). I will try to do better for myself and as always be thankful for what I have and do!! May God bless you and your family.
Vanessa Rowse says
Such great advice. It’s been crazy stations here as my 40th is next week (party tomorrow night) so the usual Christmas stuff is competing with all the birthday biz. It’s been busy but I’m trying to keep calm and just keep checking things off my list. I too want to enjoy this season, not survive it, although sometimes that’s easier said than done!
Among other things, when I’m on the go & what not, I’ll just marvel at the sights & sounds of the season. Be it a Christmas light display, or seeing a young child hopping giddingly over something or someone, or the music that only comes once a year. Yeah, no Christmas is 100% smooth & perfect, but it is your Christmas to enjoy; take it one step at a time if you can, and it is what you make of it!
Carolyn Bradley says
Christmas for me means fun time with my family and friends, near or far away. Love knowing and seeing all children happy and safe. These to me are the true meaning of love this Christmas. Hope everyone is happy wherever you may be, God Bless.
Susan Carraretto says
I get so overwhelmed at this time of year. It’s so busy as a blogger and it makes it hard to get ready for Christmas.
Cherie Bell says
Thanks for the reminder.
I would offer this advice to any mummy friend feeling stressed, but I would never tell myself these things.