Simplifying Christmas

Christmas is a bit difficult this year because Florida’s 83-degree weather has confused my soul.  One the other hand, if you have a partner who is supportive and is your yin to your yang – you are covered.  My yin is Todd and even though he is a Jewish boy from Long Island he is pretty darn supportive of putting up the Christmas tree(s) & wreaths on the front door. Never the less, don’t underestimate his decor skills because he’s got some talent.  Does he get it from his momma?

This year it was his idea to whip out the holiday chaos.  So I contributed by making S’more hot chocolate here and downloaded a holiday album on itunes. It quickly helped me get into the spirit and out of my funk.  You know how people say that every year you learn something new about yourself?  Well, this year I learned that I don’t have to finish a project in one day.  In this case, decorating our home for Christmas.  What has been helpful is making a daily holiday to-do list.  I am less stressed and more motivated to achieve goals for that given day.  It also helps to keep you organized and stay on budget.  Next year I will be using this to-do checklist here.

I am really in love with our tree this year and wanted to share it with you.  Let me know what you think.  I usually go all out and load our tree with ornaments.  But if you watch my YouTube videos or follow me on IG you’ll already know that I’m going through a “simplifying” phase.  I suddenly love things clean looking and absolutely NO clutter.  I don’t think it’s an OCD thing, but not sure what to call it yet.  All I know at this point, it makes me feel good inside and that it all that matters to me.  Which brings me to a spoiler about my next blog post which I hope you come back for, “5 Ways to Feel Better About Yourself.”  As we all know, we could all use some tips from time to time.  And they are sooo good I can’t wait to share!  Oh!  If you don’t follow me on social media go do that now – it’s FREE (links are in this post just CLICK).

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