Here’s a few ways that I have been bringing back the magic of the season and getting rid of the stress.
Acknowledge What You’re Experiencing
Take Some Time Off Social Media
Now is not the time to compare your life to those perfect feeds on Instagram or be bombarded by ads that make you want to buy more random gifts.
Rest and Relax
Just take in the season for what it is: a time to rest, be with family & to catch up on missed episodes of your favorite show.
You can release the pressure to be perfect. Nobody gets every gift right, and sometimes we have to prioritize a warm shower and some self care over homemade cut out cookies. Holidays are not meant to be picture perfect or movie worthy.
Being with family and eating nourishing food is good enough.
It’s not your responsibility to make it special for everyone, even if you’re a mom. Just being there for your family is enough. You’re allowed to just experience the holidays without any grand expectations.
Take it slow, and keep it simple.