Now that the Holidays are in full swing, I just wanted to remind you to be gentle with yourselves this season.
There are many expectations placed on us during the holiday season: “What’s Christmas without roasted duck?” “Sweetie, I’m going out with the guys, while you clean up.” “But you have to get your child that expensive phone–you’re damaging them socially if you don’t.” (A man actually related the story of how his counselor said that to him.)
And sometimes we place the expectations on ourselves… (Personally, I am currently struggling with sending out greeting cards this year.)
So let’s band together and care for the things that truly need tending to–while NOT forgetting to tend to ourselves.
-Let’s do the things we enjoy.
-Let’s watch the shows we love.
-Let’s practice good self-care.
-Let’s say “No” more often and truly be okay with it.
-Let’s not drag out ALL the decorations.
-Let’s not send out Christmas cards if we just don’t have the time.
-Let’s give ourselves the gift of spending lots of peaceful time with the Savior instead of hurtful family members.
I mean, we’re out here on this website for a reason. We’ve got enough to carry, right?
So how about it. You in?