It’s that time of year again. It hit me like a brick wall on December 1st.
- Turn it off. Last year this issue got to me so much, I took December off from Facebook. Honestly, it helped.
- Take a few steps back to look at my life from the outside. We DO have traditions. I can decide that they are enough.
- Make a change. It’s not too late. It’s only December 1st. My kids are young. If I want to start something new, I still can.
- Pick one thing. I don’t have to do them all. In fact, doing them all is a sure fire recipe for crazy-making. I can pick one new thing this year to do at home.
- Plan ahead. I can’t sit here on December 1st and wish I had wrapped 25 books or be scrambling to start a complex advent project tonight. But I can think of things that will still fit somewhere within the next 25 days.
- Be realistic. Don’t force things that are ill-fitting or won’t work with the people who actually live in MY house.
Making this list has helped. I’m actually kind of excited to try just one new thing this year. And hopefully, I can find peace in what I decide to do and let myself off the hook for the rest! It would be a shame to waste December measuring myself by some kind of social media yard stick. And here, in front of the Internets, I pledge not to.