I know I say this to you often. But now the holidays are upon us so I’m going to say it again…
Schedule in FREE TIME!
Plan time to go out with your spouse, your children one on one, and your close family members and friends. During the holiday season we all get so busy and wrapped up in holiday cleaning (well, some of us), traveling or cooking and gift buying. But what does it matter if you’re not spending enough quality time with those you care about? What does it matter if you’re too tired after your shopping spree to enjoy life?
Take YOURSELF out for something fun. For me that’s a manicure and a Mocha! Spend some down time with the family doing nothing except maybe sharing or watching movies or playing a game (oh what a concept!).
You can get busy again later.
When was the last time you men took your “dads” out for lunch and a movie? Or ladies, when was the last time you took your “moms” out for lunch and shopping?
Have you ever gone shopping in the mall alone, at your own pace, with no one expecting you at a certain time? I recently enjoyed a trip to Disneyland and spent most of the day at the park on my own. It was second most fun time I’ve had there in all the years I’ve gone.
Just some food for thought before you get knee deep in the holiday rush.
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