Keep it simple–Remember the 80/20 rule. You don’t have to make anything perfect this week. It is all going to work out and not having the “perfect gift” will not keep the recipient from enjoying what they receive and loving you for giving it. Let others help with meals and even give yourself a gift of a nap and some downtime.
Enjoy the perspective- Make sure you see the joy in people’s faces whether it is the joy in your niece’s face or the kids returning clothes at the mall. Your partner may want to discuss his or her plans for 2014. Listen to their dreams and hopes and see how you can support them.
Remember the message of the season–Family renewal, giving of oneself, a joyful heart. May you find peace, happiness and comfort in your home and life