How to find rest this holiday season

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{photo c/o The Triplet Farm}

Today’s entry is a guest post I wrote for The Triplet Farm blog. I met Angela through Instagram and she interviewed me for a series she did several months ago. To read that interview, click here. Thanks, Angela, for the feature!

The holidays are officially here. And with each passing year, it seems this season passes quicker and quicker. Am I right? As mothers, we often find ourselves trying to squeeze in so much that we find ourselves completely burnt out halfway through the season. There’s an endless amount of pressure to make the holidays perfect for our kids while also shopping, baking cookies, attending parties, decorating our houses, all while meeting the daily demands of our family.

This year I decided I don’t want to fall into the trap of feeling physically exhausted and emotionally drained before the actual holiday even arrives. I want to savor the magic of the season without looking behind me when it’s done, thinking, where did December go? So I’ve mapped out a few ways I can be proactive in finding rest during such a busy time.

  1. Give myself permission to say “no” – whether it’s to events, activities, or tasks. I cannot possibly take on everything and stay sane this season. I firmly believe that, as mothers, our stress trickles down to the rest of the family, and I don’t want to pass that on. I decided just days ago that I will not be sending out holiday cards this year. With two December trips to the ER under our belt, I simply don’t have it in me. And in the grand scheme of things, it won’t really matter. [READ MORE]

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