I’ll admit it. I haven’t taken my own advice lately. I’m rushing here and there trying to get everything done before Christmas. There are too many other things stressing me out as well, but you don’t want to hear about all that stuff and that’s life for everyone anyway. The point is that I’ve over extended my brain and body, and I’m feeling the wear and tear of it all. I let myself get here.
Last night I reached the fork in the road where I could completely freak out or just let the stress go. I’m taking back control right now by letting go. The alternative is out of the question. I’ve made up my mind, and I can actually feel my shoulders relaxing as I write this. Seriously!
I don’t care about planning the perfect menu or having my house look just so for Christmas Eve. I don’t need to stress out over the question, “Will so and so like the presents I bought for them?” If they don’t like what I thoughtfully bought, they can return the gifts. I’m okay with that. I will not try to fit too many events into the shortest spans of time possible and therefore not enjoy each experience because I’m already thinking about what I need to get ready for the next “event”.
To get back in touch with the happy explorer within me and to enjoy all the events and precious moments during this holiday season, I have decided (and it is a conscious decision) to not worry about making everything work out just so. I’ll do what I can to have the best holiday season possible, which has more to do with enjoying the people around me and having a sense of humor than having a clean house or making a perfect meal.
Hope you all have a great week.
See you in 2012!