I’m playfully bonking you all on the head RIGHT NOW!
With five days until Yule, six until my family dinner and eight until Present Day I’ve been thinking about all that I have left to do.
Bake and package treats. Finalize and prepare for FIVE meals. Complete shopping for one husband, daughter, son, daughter in law, son in law, granddaughter. Wrap presents for one husband, daughter, son, daughter in law, son in law and granddaughter.
That’s not so bad, is it? Totally doable. In the in between time I plan to knit and read and watch movies. Oh and bonk people over the head with empty wrapping paper tubes!
I’m not usually this calm. So colour me surprised! I think I’ve finally realized that anxiety is not a very healthy motivation tool. The work still gets done. And I really don’t have to be a frantic mess to do it.
Celebrating the season as Yule helps too. It feels honest and authentic to me. Who knew a name change would have such a positive effect?
How are you handling the season? Are you calm and at peace, or freaking out?