Please make sure that you are going to take some time off during the holidays to do nothing. And by nothing, I mean after you’ve prepare that big holiday meal, baked, finished your homemade gifts, Christmas shopping and holiday traveling.
While you it may not seem like the holidays considering all the work that is needed to host your inlaws or travel to visit other family members, make sure you take a minute for some time for yourself. This should be a holiday for you too. I think sometimes we get too wrapped up with cooking, baking and dealing with extra family members that we forget to relax ourselves.
The holidays are a wonderful time to spend together, enjoying each others company with good food. Get others to help with the cooking, baking, cleaning and dishes. Don’t take it all on yourself when there is a load of people in your home. A tired, overworked host doesn’t make very good company. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, get the children involved, let them help and clean up as well. [Read more...]