A few days ago my house was clean, my laundry was (basically) done, and there was lots of food in my refrigerator. None of that is true today as my living room is a minefield of toys, our laundry basket is overflowing, and the food has all been eaten. I’ve also probably gained about 5 pounds in the last week so there’s that.
I’m not saying this as though I’m at all regretting any holiday festivities, I thoroughly enjoyed the long weekend with family and getting to spend much more time with my husband than normal, I’m just getting this off my chest incase anyone else has it on theirs as well.
Christmas time can be crazy but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t slow down once the calendar hits December 26. I think the best thing we can do when our new to-do list is a little overwhelming is look for the positives and right now for me those include;
1. A child that is young enough to not notice if I get rid of a bunch of her old toys to make room for the new ones
2. The joy on said child’s face as she explores these new plays things
3. Another year of memories made with loved ones
4. New beginnings as we’re in the last week of this year which is definitely bittersweet but for me it’s motivational knowing the blank slate that is the new year. Heck, just the thought of planning to eat healthier makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something.
So if anyone else is struggling to catch up today, take a minute to reflect on the long weekend and what you’re thankful for. Fix you a cup of coffee and prioritize what all you need to do so you won’t be scrambling to complete 50 tasks all at once. We all survived Christmas and for that we can take a deep breath in relief.