I can’t believe, well actually I CAN believe how fast time has flown! Christmas is this week!
I don’t know about you but, over the past several years getting Christmas cards in the mail has decreased a lot. I love getting them and sending them but, I found I was only getting a few, 10 at most. So, I just had them set on different tabletops. This year I actually have been getting quite a few which makes me so happy! Pretty much everyone I sent cards to has sent one back. Plus a few surprise cards!
I ran out of room and tabletop areas to put them. I thought I could make this awesome Christmas card holder with all fresh evergreen boughs. But, time was running out and once I get something in my head I feel pressure to do it.
Then something happened. I let go! Holy Toledo! that is a huge thing for me. Stress was eating into my enjoyment of the holiday. Which I seem to do every year. Not this time!
I know, your thinking “Thanks Diann but, hanging your Christmas cards is not exciting or new”. And you are right. To be honest, that is not the reason for this post. You all know how to simply thumbtack up some ribbon and use clothes pins to hang cards from. No big “Woohoo!”
The reason behind this post is to let you know it is okay to let go of some things. I love Christmas but, I found I was sabotaging my own holiday joy! My type A personality was getting the better of me. PERFECTION! PERFECTION! PERFECTION! That was in my head since December 1st.
I think that blogging can really push you to the extreme. In my mind I kept hearing things like, “I have to be better” “I need something totally new and exciting” “I have to perfect this and that!” Whoa! That is a lot of inner pressure!
And what happens? Your brain just checks out. It is on total overload.
This is an area I have to work in pretty much every where in my life. What’s scary is I am way better than I used to be! LOL
It’s Sunday and we have four days until Christmas. I want you to just relax, find the joy in your life and whatever you do, do it because you want to and it makes you happy!Hey! Look at that! I made it snow in my kitchen! (Made you smile! )