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Seven (7) Things Moms Can Do to Relax and Enjoy Christmas

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:

LOL:

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.

 

BE MINDFUL:

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

 

xoxo

Nike Famojuro

Fellow MomLeader

 

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Christmas

Christmas Tips for Moms – Part 2

Okay….Here’s goes Part 2.

As always I will get right to it:

MAKE ROOM:

In my earlier post, I mentioned cleaning up and Donating.
Well, Declutter and make room for all those christmas presents you know are coming your way.

It is extra work but it is worth it.

 

2. MINIMIZE FOOD PREP:

I know traditionally, especially on Christmas day, we are up doing food prep the night before and right up to the time when we cook the Christmas lunch or dinner.

My tip for Momleaders, is get creative and think of ways you can minimize food prep time.

This is one of the many lessons I share with moms in my coaching program – Take Charge.

 

3. BUDGET:

This time of the year can be expensive with buying presents, decorating, hosting parties, doing renovations etc.

Two things MomLeaders should do:
–  Have a budget

– Stick to the budget.

 

4. CONSIDER DISPOSABLES:

Do you really have to bring out all the breakables and do all that washing this Christmas season?!?

You already have lots to do, my tip would be to consider using those stashed away disposable plates to make your life easier this season.

 

5. PLAN, PLAN, PLAN:
Plan your week ahead – those errands, gifts, christmas shopping…

This is the season to plan so that you won’t be overwhelmed and distracted.

 

Enjoy MomLeaders!!!

 

 

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Christmas Tips for Moms – Part 1

Things Moms should do before Christmas (Part 1):

Christmas is usually the most busy time of the year not only for business owners but especially for moms.

I’m just going to jump right into the list.

DONATE.
I’m doing this because I am currently cleaning up the house because I’m expecting guests over the Christmas holiday so I decided to go through my closets and the children’ closets, kitchen and toys.
I will be donating toys, clothes, shoes, bags and other items I know we haven’t used in the past 6 months or more.

So far so good, I have one bin bag full. Not giving up.

Let me know in the comments if you would be doing this!

 
TAKE TIME TO HANG OUT WITH THE KIDDOS.

This season can be very hectic. We moms can easily get caught up in so many activities that we don’t spend time with our children. Get creative and think of ways you can have fun with them.

My daughter loves anything Christmas. I got her this donut from Tim’s. She enjoyed it while we had a lovely mom and daughter time.

What will you be doing with your kiddos this season?
Drop your suggestions in the comments below

 

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR WORDS.
Words are like seeds.
“Negative seeds bring negative result and
positive seeds bring positive results”.
It is important that we as moms pay attention to what we’re saying to our family and ourselves.
The end of the year can be very tricky- most times we get stressed out by unrealistic expectations and the hustle of the season that we don’t realize the negative words we are saying to ourselves and our family.

Pay attention to your words and start sowing great seeds into the new year (with your positive words).

 

YES YOU CAN FIX IT.                                                                                                                                                                                      To be honest it has been a while I assembled things in the house – I have other roles I fulfil. LolThis week I to assemble this furniture and as I opened up the box, there were so many bits and bobs that I was immediately discouraged but I told myself -“Imagine the end product!”
“You can fix this!”

I don’t know what your week is currently like or what the year has been like for you.
Well, ask yourself this:
“Am I overwhelmed with the bits and bobs?” “Can I fix it?”
“Can I see the end result in my subconscious mind?”

…I am rooting for you MomLeaders!!!!

 
BE YOU.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Very key especially during this season. You are probably seeing old friends or family and you feel the need to be “perfect”.
It is okay to clean the house, move things around and dress up when you have guests or when you attend a family function.

But remember – Please be you! Don’t give in to the pressure of presenting a false version of yourself.

 

So, these are my top 5 tips for Christmas! watch out for Part 2!

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