Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tips for the Holidays.

It's a busy time of year. 

There is so much going on in our lives at this time of year we hardly know what to do first, or even remember to breath.  We sleep less, eat more.

We make a to do list (even if it's our head), so we hopefully don't forget anything.

The Christmas gift lists start to take shape, kids are begging for one toy or another or many. Parents are trying to figure out how to make the kids happy and stay on a budget. 

There are meals to plan, parties to plan and attend, gifts to buy or make, wrap and send; cookies to bake, a house to decorate. 

Decisions to make at every turn.

And all the while we are also planning Thanksgiving dinner. 

So here are a few tips to help you get through. 

Take time this season remember the good times of Christmases past. 
Make all your gifts to give this year.  Or have them made for you. 

Set aside one night, or day to decorate the house and the tree with the whole family there to help. 
Select which festivities/parties you will attend. You can't attend them all and still have time for yourself. 
Try to eat healthy as much as you can.  Drink plenty of water. And even though you feel like you don't need to walk anymore or exercise - set some time aside each week for this and  to take care of yourself.  It's no fun being sick over the holidays. 

 Send out Christmas cards or a Christmas letter this year. It's tempting to do it all over the internet, but everyone still enjoys receiving snail mail. 

Watch your favorite holiday movie.

Start a new tradition or bring back an old tradition you had forgotten about. 

Donate to your favorite charity to help others out. 

And don't forget to wrap up in a quilt at the end of the day, while you catch your breath and enjoy the little things in life. 

Happy Quilting!


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