As a busy mom, I know how it feels to be exhausted and overwhelmed around the Holidays. Honestly, I have learned that the best thing to do is get help. Even paying for help is great. Here are some of my tips to enjoy the Holiday Season and stay organized.
The biggest help you can give yourself is RELAXING! I suggested kicking your feet up and watching a Holiday movie or two. My Holiday favorites are: Home Alone and The Preacher’s Wife. Taking a break gives you a chance to avoid the chaos and just enjoy the atmosphere.
This is similar to taking a break, except I suggest doing something for yourself. Allow a specialist to work their magic on you. Make a way to enjoy a spa date, manicure, pedicure, massage or even a new hair style. I recently got my hair cut and I have been seeing a skin care specialist to treat my skin. It is time to take care of yourself and prepare for the “Best You’ for the new year.
DO SOMETHING FUN AND FESTIVE
This is my favorite part. The kids and I are usually doing something fun most weekends, but the holiday season is just an excuse to do more. Ice skating, visiting Santa, making a gingerbread house, visiting a tree farm and so much more. Check your local neighborhood events during the Holiday season.
DRESS UP AND GO OUT
There is nothing like going out during the holidays season. I have the best date nights during the Christmas and New Year season. I put on my red lipstick, my fancy dresses and even bring out my fur coats. The lights, the trees, the drinks and the music makes the atmosphere and the date way more exciting. So get dressed up and enjoy a night out!
This is the time to bake your best most tastiest treats and not feel guilty. Yes, Christmas cookies, gingerbread men, holiday cupcakes and more. It is now an excuse to indulge just a little. Just don’t forget to get your exercise in!
I do not know about anyone else, but my house is usually a mess after Christmas. After the holiday happiness wears off, you are left to deal with fitting in all the new presents where they belong, wrapping paper all over the place and an overall big mess. I suggest hiring someone to come over after Christmas to deep clean the house. This is especially great for the new year. Out with the old and in with the new! Carpet cleaning, clean curtains, fresh walls, dust removal, etc. Get a clean house and a clean mind!
I am one of those DIY moms, but honestly wrapping gifts is not my strong point. I think I am going to do it this year as a fun project with the kids. However, I do not mind paying to have someone wrap the gifts for me. If you do not have time or you just don’t want to, do not hesitate to get someone to help.
I do not know if I said this before, but I am not a big fan of washing clothes. I do it because I have to, but we have a ton of clothes and I get sick of the washing and folding process. I think it is because I am so meticulous on how I wash the clothes. The underwear in one load, socks and towels in another and so on. It can be so tiresome with 600 loads. LOL! Luckily, I found a wonderful local washing service that not only cleans my clothes the way I want, they fold them and drop them off. Did I mention they pick them up? I have never spent over $50 dollars for this service. It is not something I use all the time, but when I feel overwhelmed I call them up. This service has been extremely helpful to me!
Do you get the help that you need?