How to get through the Holidays without Punching Someone in the Face
FOR A FULL RECAP listen to our conversation here on itunes.
For short bullet points…
Look at your schedule now. As a couple, we have a weekly meeting to look at our calendars, but this is especially true at the holidays. Consider picking a WORD you want to dwell on during the holidays.
Make a Holiday Bucket List
Don’t make it too long so you feel bad when you don’t do these things, but this may help you more task oriented family members - like my husband. It gives you grace to do these things when you get around to them.
Decorate for the winter not just christmas!
Great ideas from The Lazy Genius
Pick decorations that can transfer from November - January with just switching out a few things.
Maybe you want to make amazon lists at the year goes on to add things as you think of it.
The last minute guilt gift purchases are usually the worst & expensive.
Think about February when you give
try to intentionally rest on day - especially during the holidays! It will make you more productive on your work days too.
12 days of Christmas.
What if Christmas Day wasn’t the end of the celebration, but just the beginning?! I always feel guilty about not feeling Christmasy enough come Christmas - & I hate how it is supposed to be done early. I think we have it wrong. Look for a future podcast where we will talk more about this.
This is just scratching the surface - check our podcast for more thoughts!