Getting Organized in Your Home and Homeschool:
Holidays are lots of fun. We make plans and look forward to spending the day with our family. Holidays can also bring out some stressors in your life. Sometimes we feel let down or even sad on a Holiday because things did not go the way we wanted them to go. This can be our perfectionism rearing its head.
How do you deal with these feelings?
If you have too many things on your calendar for a Holiday, it is very hard to enjoy your day. If you wait until it is time to go to get ready, you add stress to your day. Do your daily routines and do things ahead of time when possible.
When we celebrated our first Christmas after my grandfather passed away, I will admit that the traditions and buying presents was very hard for me that year. I did it for my children, but my heart was not completely in it. I had to keep things simple, and it was okay.
Some of you are experiencing loss, and this Holiday weekend might be hard for you. It is okay to have mixed feelings about celebrating the Holiday. Use the principles you have learned from The FlyLady. Prepare things ahead of time. Keep things simple. Look for JOY in the day.
Do the traditions that you enjoy the most. Even if some of your traditions seem different, it is okay. You will find familiarity in your traditions.
The past year has changed some dynamics in our family life, and I have learned that I can still do many of the same things I have done on Holidays in the past. I have also learned that it is okay to make new traditions, too. My boys are getting older, and they enjoy many of our yearly traditions. Each year I wonder if this is the last year we will dye Easter eggs, but each year, they ask to do them again.
As you make plans for your big meal this weekend, remember those around you who have experienced loss this year and invite them to celebrate with you.
Make memories with your family this weekend. Let go of perfectionism. Find JOY in the moments. Don’t rush from thing to thing. Relish in having your family around you, not everyone will have that privilege this weekend.
Make a list of the things you need to do to be ready for Sunday, and do a little at a time today and tomorrow. You can do it!
Today’s Zone Mission is to wipe the baseboards and do your last little decluttering mission in the Living Room.
Your Home Blessing for today is to empty the trash, sweep, and mop.
My menu plan for Friday is take out.
Have a wonderful weekend!