Every year, I try not to get stressed about it but sure enough, it gets me every time. I am not sure if it is because the "hype" starts even before we can enjoy Halloween. You know what I am talking about: store aisles are slowly turning red, green, and white, the boxed holiday cards are out, and the garland is on the shelves. Honestly, I am annoyed that retailers push Christmas so early but I get it.
Once Halloween is gone...Boom, it is Christmas! I seriously need a transitional period to mentally prepare myself for the upcoming holiday madness. Yikes!
I have to admit, I do love the holidays despite the stress and I do get "caught up" in the craziness of it all - Black Friday, Cyber Monday, finding that perfect gift, last minutes shopping, etc. It is fun and exciting. More importantly, my kids love EVERYTHING about the holidays.
This holiday, I made a promise to myself that I am going to 'chillax' (chill + relax = chillax) this year. Sounds really easy to do but I always feel like I'm running around like a crazy mom trying to do everything...homework with the kids, cleaning the house, cooking, doing laundry, volunteer work, and running 2 businesses, etc!
Simply put: The holidays are meant to be enjoyed with loved ones. Forget the stress, enjoy the moment, and chillax.