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You know what I really want this year? Time.
Can I hear an “Oh, yeah!”
But I’m not talking about time to do more errands or chores. I’m talking about time with my family, time with my friends, time to do good in the community and — maybe — even a little time for myself. So here’s what I’m doing this holiday season:
Fun Away the Chores
Sure, you still have to do laundry, make the bed and cook dinner. But why not invite a helper or two and turn it into a game? It may take a little longer, but with the music on and your kids by your side, that’s okay. You may actually WANT the chores to take a little longer. A few ideas:
Any Time Can Be Friend Time
Hopefully, you have a few holiday parties or dinners with friends to attend this season. But I have some ideas on how you can sneak in more friend time and still stay on schedule.
Message to Self: Keep Calm and Carry On
Don’t let the holidays stress you out. If it’s not perfect, that’s okay. Sometimes imperfection is the beauty of an event – and it certainly gives you something to laugh and talk about later. But when you’re feeling a little crazed, take that deep breath and do something for yourself, even if it’s just for 15 minutes:
Let’s face it, time is the only thing that is running out that you can’t replace. So, please Santa, give me more time with friends and family. (And Dear Hubs, if you’re reading this, I’d like that diamond bracelet, too.)