It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
But for many Christian moms, it can also be a time when our to-do lists are seemingly endless and we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, burnt out and depleted. If this is you, take heart! There is hope in finding peace amid all the hustle and bustle. Read on to learn how to bring back renewed joy during this season.
Quiet Time Daily
The first step in bringing back peace and joy during this season is committing to quiet time every day—even if it’s just for a few minutes preferably first thing in the morning. Trust me on this! Get up just a few minutes early, find a quiet spot (even if it’s your closet), and just sit and be still. Pray for guidance and patience as you tackle your daily tasks. You will be amazed at how much more peaceful your day becomes with that extra bit of reflection.
Change Your Expectations
It’s important to remember that perfection isn’t real—not even during the holidays. Being a mom can be hard enough without adding unrealistic expectations into the mix. Lowering those expectations can help you find joy in all of your imperfections and make room for grace when things don’t go as planned.
Fill Your Cup First
This looks different for everyone but some popular examples include exercising, reading, journaling, going for a drive solo or a simple deep breathing session. A little bit of self-care goes a long way towards keeping stress levels low and allowing us to enjoy what this season has to offer while making memories with family and friends along the way minus the resentment that comes with lack of rest!
Reclaim Your Joy This Holiday Season No matter what other people expect from you or how busy life feels right now, you have permission to full your cup first so that it can overflow onto others! Daily quiet time will bring back a sense of peace needed to replenish both energy and money reserves so that you can make it through these busy weeks until January rolls around again! So take heart - there is hope in finding peace amid all the hustle and bustle! Give yourself permission to say yes to yourself, pause, breathe deeply, pray for guidance, lower expectations, practice self-care - whatever it takes - so that you can reclaim your joy this holiday season and look back with fond memories.
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Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours!