I run a Mom-Coaching business I love so much…I usually take a week off (at the end of the year) from my business. I use this time to relax and enjoy Christmas with my family.
I know some moms do that as well; where they take vacation days or shut down their businesses or do half days so that they can be with their family for Christmas.
But the thing is, even though as moms you have successfully taken time off work; you cannot really take time off “momming”?
For you to achieve the “rest” you hoped for this Christmas break, you have to be intentional about it.
Here are Seven (7) things you can do to relax and enjoy Christmas:
Whenever you feel overwhelmed with the demands of motherhood, look for what is funny in the situation and LOL – Laugh Out Loud. I will give an example: so your toddler just spilled her breakfast milk, take a deep breath and find something funny from the situation or you can remind yourself of something funny and just Laugh Out Loud.
Laughing is great for the soul.
REDUCE YOUR CAFFEINE:
Try Decaf or tea this Christmas. Studies has shown that too much caffeine can actually make you feel anxious. Remember, you took time off to relax, so making caffeine modification during this season will be worth it!
TRY HOT BEVERAGES
Ok moms, the whole point of having a hot beverage is to drink it while it is HOT! (not reheated). This season, decide to take at least 10 minutes for yourself everyday to enjoy a nice hot beverage in your favourite spot. Don’t worry Mamas, the world can wait!
WATER BOTTLES UP!:
Yes! Drink up WATER!!! Studies have shown that women need about 11 cups everyday.
I can make a list of the endless benefits of drinking water but I will just mention a few here – water increases brain power, boosts energy, flushes out toxin, improves the skin, reduces headaches and puts you in a better mood. I believe these are benefits you would love to enjoy this Christmas.
I am a big believer in Mindfulness. Life can get so busy that we don’t pay attention to what is happening around us. Practice Mindfulness – take a deep breathe and decide to feel what is happening to you at every moment.
RE EVALUATE AND MAKE CHANGES:
Re- evaluate those traditions, gifts, events, parties, activities and create a scale of preference for these things. Ask yourself and family honest questions like: :”Do we really really really have to attend that event?”
GO DOWN GREAT MEMORY LANE:
This time of the year is a great time to go through your great and happy memories. You can look through old pictures or watch those amazing home videos. Spend some time to remind yourself of the great things and people in your life.
Have a Merry, Merry Christmas