[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_custom_heading][/vc_custom_heading][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”75766″ media_width_percent=”25″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]How To Manage Holiday Expectations As A Busy Woman
It’s the most wonderful time of year! The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us and as a busy woman, wife, and mother managing all of my “to-do” list can become very overwhelming. I can admit that my struggle with managing everything during the holiday season results from me piling stuff on a plate that is typically already full. However, as you learn, you grow and you get better at giving yourself grace. So ladies I want to share how I manage holiday expectations as a busy woman in hopes that it will help you give yourself room to breathe this season.
This sounds cliché but I pray about everything. I can’t rely on myself so I definitely lean into the voice of the Lord when I get overwhelmed with life.
- Get rid of unrealistic expectations
I can’t be everywhere, involved in everything, and handle my priorities at the same time. So I have to keep my priorities first. I’m a wife, I’m a mother, I’m a working wife and mother, and I can add to the list. If involving myself in some holiday activity compromises my priorities, it won’t happen.
- Prioritizing Personal Needs
As women, it is extremely easy for us to put ourselves last. We want to do ALL the things: cook, shop, decorate, host, etc. When it’s all over we are spent and if you are like me, you’re also edgy. I love doing ALL the things because it makes those closest to me feel special but I have learned to sneak some time in for ME. It is so necessary.
- Ask For Help
This is something that I struggle with but I have gotten better with using this four letter word:
H-E-L-P. Ask for help and thank me later.
- Say “NO”
I think this one is pretty self-explanatory. I actually don’t have a problem with saying “no.” I think we don’t like to say it because we are concerned about other’s feelings or reactions. However, saying “no” doesn’t have to cause conflict. It’s about setting boundaries which is a healthy practice.
Ladies if you found this advice helpful, you may also enjoy reading 20 At-Home Self Care Options For Busy Women. I also want to encourage every busy woman to practice self-care this season!