RN ADVICE: The Christmas To Do List

Posted on December 15, 2015 by


christmas-to-do-list-revised-2014I am betting that every one of us has a list that is much longer than the list in the picture and we are experiencing a lot of stress over that list.  I know in the past, my lists were very detailed. I put a lot of pressure on myself for the holidays to be perfect.  I felt that I was the one to make or break everyone’s Holiday – if I didn’t get everything done and decorated or buy the most and best presents for the kids and family that I was a failure and the holiday would be ruined for everyone.  Those were the days of perfection.

When I saw this list, I breathed a huge sigh of relief and said – ‘Yep, that is what a strive for this year.  These are what is important’.  It is not the gifts, cards, decorations and cookies!  Whew! I felt a huge weight being lifted off my shoulders.

As I get older, I realize that keeping it simple is best for everyone and especially me.  Keeping it simple allows me time for my self-care and clean eating. This lends to less stress and the ability to be fully present at the festivities enjoying the people around me. 

I am a work in progress through. This is what I strive for. I won’t be able to give up all of my lists and perfections but letting go of several things on my list is a great place to start.  What on your list are you willing to cross off?

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Peggi Ingram RN BSN


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