Whether you love the holidays—Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s celebrations—or you tolerate them, the holidays can be draining. How do we recover from being emotionally stressed and drained as we face the New Year?
Between working, taking care of a baby, and preparing for the busy holiday season, it was difficult to find the time to sort through this pile of clutter. So, what does an over-committed, over-stressed, twentysomething wife and Mom do?
During the holidays, routines can quickly fall by the wayside. Groups take a week (or two) off when the meeting day lands on a holiday. Phone calls are harder to make from different service areas. With no looming group meetings to prepare for, homework slips off our radar.
Not only do I battle against the media and a culture that’s saturating my family’s minds with what our holiday is supposed to look like, but there are deep hurts and generational curses that thread through our family. As soon as October hits, so does my anxiety about the impending holiday season.