Perhaps I’m the only one, but I find that I dread Christmas, we’ll not Christmas itself so much as the lead up to Christmas. It feels like I spend so much time rushing around like a mad man trying to get everything done and organized. Probably part of the rushed feeling is due to my procrastination and me having to get everything finished in the week leading up to Christmas. I always say that next year I will be more organized. But I can honestly say that “next year” hasn’t actually happened for me. I think part of the procrastination problem is that I always want to find the “perfect” gift for people. And as we get older that is getting harder and harder to do. So I put it off until I can’t put it off anymore and then settle for “good enough”. But by then it’s the week before, the stores are a zoo, products are sold out and it just stresses me out even more. I really want to become one of those people that is done everything, prepared and organized on December 1st so that I can just sit back and enjoy it all.
And don’t get me wrong. I do enjoy Christmas, hanging out with friends and family is the best. It’s just the lead up that drives me nuts. And makes me dread it all a little bit. So I guess for this year I will just use my stress away essential oil and hope that next year will be the year that I’m finally completely organized and can enjoy the month of December.
And full disclosure, the Christmas tree picture with the dogs is from 2 years ago 😏.
Hopefully all of you have a very Merry Christmas and aren’t rushing around like me.