The holidays are coming at us fast and I can already feel the stress building up. I don’t want the next few months to be full of mom guilt as I try to juggle the holidays and keep my house organized. So I am taking steps now to make sure the relationships that matter most to me are priority. I want to make sure that myself, family and my close friends are taken care of first.
Did you know that 80% of working moms feel overwhelmed this time of year? They find managing their homes to be a challenge more than anything else.
During the holidays working moms are more likely to say yes to unreasonable demands on their time. They find themselves working longer hours, baking hundreds of cookies each week for school bake sales, volunteering at their kids sports events, helping friends and family out, and even dedicate large portions of their time to church events.
It seems that the word no isn’t in moms vocabulary during the holidays but it can and should be because taking care of yourself first is important.
What can help?
Practicing mindfulness and learning to say no can go a long way in reducing holiday stress. If you are having a hard time saying no because you feel guilty maybe a little cognitive behavioral therapy can help.
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