Holiday Expectations

We all know how it feels when we are overwhelmed.  Especially with the holidays coming up, it seems as if we really don't know where to draw the line.  How much can we really physically do and how much do we actually end up committing ourselves to?  There is also an emotional component to how much can we handle, with out making ourselves feel crazy.  So how do we balance this out with all the things coming at us?

The first thing I would say is to prioritize what it is that you really want.  Make a list of the most important at the top sorting to the least important at the bottom.   The second is try to decide what is my intent?  Is this coming from a place of love, a place of guilt, or a place of fear?  The third who is it I am trying to please?   Does it make me happy to be doing this, or am I trying to please someone else?  Lastly, am I doing this merely out of obligation?  Because I have done it for the last how many years, and we wouldn't want to disappoint.

I see people who actually really make themselves so overwhelmed this time of year.  It's time to take the Holiday's back to a reasonable expectation.  Realizing that the only thing's we have in the end are our memories and experiences.