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🎗 Awareness 🏡 Home 🗂 Productivity 🥗 Wellness 🧗 Growth 👨👩👧👧 Family
🎄 BONUS: How do you balance holiday joy against holiday stress?
“Ah, the holidays… presents and music… and peace and love and joy, right? Except that, for moms, holiday break translates to two weeks of zero childcare, a bleeding wallet, and lofty expectations.” Read Why the Holidays are So Hard on Moms.
🗂 Are you holding strong to your holiday traditions this year or calling it “2020” and punting?
“I decided that this year, I’m cutting through the BS and removing the added stress and anxiety. I want to keep it simple and enjoy this time of year with my family.” Preach, mama! Read Keep Christmas Simple: A Busy Mom’s Most Stressful Season
🏡 We want to know what you’re TV-binging this holiday season!
“December is the time to watch (and rewatch) all of the Christmas movies. But with more streaming platforms than ever before, tracking down where to find your favorite all-time classics can turn into a chore.” So, here you have it! Read Where to watch all the best Christmas movies in 2020
🧗🏽♀️ Is there a relationship in your life that could use some grace?
“To find genuine forgiveness and move on with our lives, we must understand the sometimes counterintuitive psychology of forgiveness and commit to our own unique journey toward genuine peace and freedom.” Read The Psychology of Forgiveness: 7 Lessons on How to Finally Let Go and Forgive Someone
🎗 Do you ever find it hard to be hopeful?
“For some people, it’s always hard to be hopeful. But right now just about everyone is finding it challenging to maintain any semblance of a positive outlook. Still, it’s not impossible—and may just be the key to mentally surviving a crisis like this.” Read How to Be Hopeful, Even When It’s Really, Really Hard
🥗 Have you ever considered the health benefits of smiling?
“A strong link has been found between good health, longevity, and smiling.” And it’s free! Read Top 10 Reasons You Should Smile Every Day
👨👩👧👦 What are your plans to get through the break? After all, we’re pros now at being home together.
“The holiday break sounds like a magical time with fewer commitments, lazy days cozying up with hot cocoa, and quality, quiet time with family — and it is… for about 36 hours.” Read 15 holiday break activities that will keep the kids busy, not bored
🎄 BONUS: Give yourself the gift of presence!
“Taking care of yourself is essential in order to fully enjoy this magical time of year!” Read Mindfully Merry: How to Stay Present this Holiday Season