Declutter Your Holiday Schedule

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How much of the holidays do you do because it’s expected or it’s what has always been done and how much of the holidays do you really enjoy?

Create a more meaningful holiday by focusing in on what matters most to you and your family. Each family is unique.

My sister loves making fantastic cookies with her mother-in-law. I rarely bake.

My family has to see the lights, visit with our relatives at the annual reunion dinner and Christmas Eve service is a must. I love the Handel’s Messiah. The Christmas tree? Some year’s we have one, some years we don’t. It’s not a must have for my kids.

Our decorating is simple while my friend goes all out and loves it!

How can you declutter your holiday schedule?

  • Ask your family what they loves most about the holidays.
  • Ask your family what their must haves are
  • Write down everything you hate to do regarding the holidays
  • Delegate to someone else who thinks they have to have it
  • Or ask yourself and your family if it really must get done
  • Look at your upcoming calendar. What are you anticipating? What are you dreading?
  • Make choices from that information

You have more freedom to choose then you think. You can create your own traditions.

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Photo by Nina Matthews Photography

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