Don't get me wrong. I love Christmas. I just don't always know how to slow down. But...now and then I just force myself to stop moving. I sit down and watch television with my husband. Or I make a list, so that I can see that while, yes, there are many things still to be done, there are also many things that I can check off the list.
I haven't had much time lately to read (I hate that), but tomorrow I'm going to make time for that. Nothing calms me down as much as reading or watching a good Christmas movie. And sometimes a person just has to stop running around and do some calming activities (I wish I knew yoga or knew something about meditation. Those sound like awesome ways to unwind).
So...this is a contest post, and I know that all of us (or maybe only most of us) get overly busy during the holidays and need to take a step back. When that happens, what do you do to maintain your sanity during the holidays? How are you good to yourself or what techniques do you use? Answer in the comments to be entered in the contest. (Oh, and if you are one of the lucky ones who never gets frazzled by the rush of the season, it's okay to say that, too).
There will be one more contest post this week and then Saturday I'll draw the winners.
See you in the comments!