Make This a Holiday to Remember
I have holiday memories I treasure and others I want to forget. Some were memorable. A few were miserable. How about you?
Surfing the holidays as a kid was easy and carefree. I counted the days until Christmas arrived. As an adult, I find myself counting the days until it’s over! What’s up with that? As a kid I dreamed about presents, people I’d see and all the festivities. But when I became a parent, I had nightmares. It was the pressure to make it all happen.
The challenge for adults is to maintain a childlike sense of wonder and also to remember that the holidays are more about people than presents. It’s about great experiences and special moments with the people we care about.
I want to make this a holiday to remember. How about you?
Maybe you’ve made promises to yourself that you were going to do it different, only to find that last Christmas was a repeat of the year before.
A miserable holiday because you:
- over committed yourself to events, parties, and preparations
- spent more money than you budgeted
- ate more food than your limit
- ran yourself ragged
- allowed that relative to upset you again
- argued with your spouse over holiday events
- drank too much
Are you ready for a better holiday. A holiday to remember?
A memorable holiday…
- based on your values
- guided by expectations you set ahead of time
- where you don’t feel guilty about over-spending
- where you don’t feel guilty about over-eating
- where you feel rested and engaged
- where you don’t feel pressure to make everyone happy
- where you feel connected to the people around you
If you want to avoid a miserable holiday and create a memorable one you are in the right place. I want to offer you something that will give you a holiday to remember. The good news is it is free. It is my holiday gift to you.
I have spent the better part of 3 months working on this with a fellow blogger, communications consultant, and friend, Amanda Berlin. We have spent hours talking and writing about the challenges people face to keep the happy in the holidays. As a professional, spouse, and parent, Amanda knows firsthand the pressure moms face during the holidays. She presents me with some really challenging issues from expectations, relationships, time commitments, spending, travel, and somehow keeping it all together.
In response to Amanda’s questions, I offer tips on 12 different areas related to the holidays. Each day you will receive a holiday relationship challenge. Amanda will deliver the challenge. I will provide the insights and tips on how to keep your happy in the holidays.
Are you ready for a challenge that will create a holiday to remember?