For the past two years I have done the bare minimum to prepare and decorate for Christmas. I didn’t decorate every room in the house – in fact, I only brought two boxes of decorations down from the attic this year. I didn’t bake and bake – in fact, I didn’t bake at all. I bought a few things from my small town bakery and my future daughter-in-law provided the rest. I didn’t shop and shop I spent ONE day shopping in real life and the rest I did online.
And you know what?
No one died from it.
No one complained.
In fact, I don’t think anyone even commented on it.
You know what happened in stead?
I was relaxed and content. I wasn’t exhausted (except for recovering from radiation) and I wasn’t overwhelmed.
I enjoyed the holiday as much as everyone else. I ate good food that I let the kids help prepare or bring with them. I cuddled on the sofa with my grandlittle and pups and I let others do some of the things that needed doing.
It was divine and I highly recommend it!
I may not do it every year but the last two years it was what I NEEDED to do for myself and everything turned out just fine. Maybe even better than fine.
What do you think? Do you think you could let go a little bit so that YOU could enjoy yourself some too or is it something that you could never do?