Sunday, December 11, 2011
If you’re a mom multi-tasking during the holiday season, you’re likely to suffer from some holiday stress. I think I have a full blown case of it and I’m certain it’s contagious. Which is exactly why I’m trying my best to find my calm. I have so many things to do with so little time and the more stress I have, the more stress I spread to my family.
I particularly notice that my oldest son is extra sensitive to my emotional state. He has a tendency to read my emotions, even when I’m trying to hide my stress, if it’s there, he can pick up on it. Which can have a negative impact on his stability.
So my first line of defense has been prayer. I’ve been doing more of that lately. Tonight I also went on a date with my husband to reconnect and push my work to the side. I’m also trying to focus on “one day at a time” and exercise regularly. But I know the week ahead will bring many more obligations and once the kids are on vacation, everything gets more challenging.
So, what are you doing to find your calm in the chaos of the season? Please share!